sport news Neymar leaving Barcelona before 'he stays' tweet: Pique

Gerard Pique says he knew Neymar would be leaving Barcelona months before his world record move - despite social media posts to the contrary.

Neymar has joined PSG from Barcelona for a record-smashing £198million fee, and Pique says the move was months in the making.

Pique posted in July a picture of the two together with the caption 'he stays' - but now admits he knew then Neymar would be leaving the club.

Gerard Pique says he knew Neymar would leave Barcelona months before his record move

Gerard Pique says he knew Neymar would leave Barcelona months before his record move

Neymar has joined PSG from Barcelona for a record-smashing £198million fee

Neymar has joined PSG from Barcelona for a record-smashing £198million fee

Pique posted in July a picture with the caption 'he stays', but says he knew Neymar was going

Pique posted in July a picture with the caption 'he stays', but says he knew Neymar was going

Pique told a press conference: 'At Messi's at the end of June, I had an idea that he might leave.

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