Pele, who made the shirt number 10 in football an iconic one has congratulated his compatriot, Neymar Jr who has been offered that shirt in his new club, PSG after a world record transfer fee of 222 million euros. Incidentally, both Brazilian have their roots from Santos, the only club Pele played for till he moved to the US as a celebrity player.
Pele took to his Twitter handle and wrote: â€œCongratulations @neymarjr, good luck in your new challenge. Paris is a beautiful city, one of my favorites in the worldâ€
Paris itself has been bubbling with the arrival of the latest football icon, Neymar.
Expectedly, the Neymar shirt number 10 will be an instant hit when it is put up on sale in Paris.
The Qatari president of PSG, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, remarked: â€œIt is with immense joy and pride that we welcome Neymar Jr to Paris Saint-Germain, â€œNeymar Jr is today one of the very best players in world football. His winning mentality, strength of character and sense of leadership have made him into a great player. He will bring a very positive energy to this club.
â€œIn six years, we have built a very ambitious project that has already taken us to the highest level of national and European football.
â€œToday, with the arrival of Neymar Jr, I am convinced that we will come even closer, with the support of our faithful fans, to realizing our greatest dreams.