Valverde: Move on from Neymar

Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde has insisted the club should not dwell on Neymar’s departure and instead focus on new signings and the season ahead.

The Brazilian superstar completed his €222m move to the Parisians last week leading to great speculation that the Catalans would reinvest this entire amount on several new signings.

“Every player is free to decide upon their own destiny and he has decided his,” Valverde told reporters in Barcelona.

“We of course wish him all the best and whilst we would have preferred to keep him here we must now look ahead and focus on the players in the squad and those who could join us.

“We must not look back but instead look ahead and focus on the future as that is what we must do.

“One door is closed but many more will open so we must look to that and we are excited for what the future holds.”

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