PARIS - Football legend Pele congratulated Neymar on his world record move to Paris Saint Germain on Thursday, telling his successor in the famed Brazilian number 10 shirt: "Good luck for your new challenge".
"Paris is a beautiful city and one of my favourites in the world," three-time World Cup winner Pele wrote on Twitter.
Neymar's world record move to Paris Saint-Germain was completed Thursday when the French club confirmed the Brazilian superstar had signed a five year-deal, earning him an estimated 30 million euros ($35.5 million) a year.
The deal was signed just hours after the 25-year-old paid off his 222 million euro ($264 million) buyout clause to Barcelona.
PSG said that Neymar will be unveiled at a press conference at the club's Parc des Princes at 1130GMT on Friday.
He will then be presented to fans at the same ground at 1345GMT on Saturday before the season-opening Ligue 1 fixture against promoted Amiens.
PSG wasted no time in pressing Neymar's commercial value by announcing that shirts bearing his name will be on sale from 0800GMT Friday at the club's megastore on the city's iconic Champs Elysees.
The transfer is more than double the previous world record set by Manchester United's capture of Paul Pogba from Juventus last year for 105 million euros, leaving many commentators aghast at the rampant inflation in football transfer fees.