Barcelona defender Daniel Alves gives his thoughts on Neymar transfer saga
Barcelona defender Daniel Alves has admitted he’s been “blown away” by the Neymar transfer saga.
The deal that brought the Brazilian forward to Barcelona last summer has caused a huge amount of controversy, with accusations over the transfer fee leading to the resignation of the then president Sandro Rosell.
“Strange things happen at Barça,” noted Alves, as reported by Football Espana. “When Neymar was to join Real Madrid, everyone was angry and sad.
“I don’t know if Neymar has been blown away by all this, but I am. Madrid were going to pay €100 million, Barca got him for €57 million and people say ‘how awful.’
“Awful would have been paying €100 million to come here.”