Brazilian came face-to-face with his former employer at the flashy awards bash in London for the first time since ditching the Nou Camp for the Ligue 1 side

NEYMAR spoke with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartmoeu for the first time since his move to Paris Saint-Germain in London on Monday – and he insists there was no bad feeling.

The 25-year-old shocked the globe in the summer when he left the Nou Camp for the Ligue 1 side in a world-record £198million move.

 Neymar has revealed what went down when he came face-to-face with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu at The Fifa Best AwardsNeymar has revealed what went down when he came face-to-face with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu at The Fifa Best Awards

His blockbuster transfer followed reports that he had fallen out Bartomeu and his fellow Barca chiefs.

But he Brazilian denied those claims at The Fifa’s The Best Awards last night.

Neymar, who was beaten to the player of the year crown by former team-mate Lionel Messi and the winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid, told Radio Marca: “I spoke to Bartomeu in a normal fashion.”

Despite claims that he wanted to get out of Messi’s shadow at Barca in order to help him be recognised as the planet’s best player, Neymar did not seem to upset to have missed out on the top gong for 2017.

And he believes that Ronaldo was deserved winner.

 Neymar spoke with his old Barca chief for the first time on Monday since his huge summer move to PSGNeymar spoke with his old Barca chief for the first time on Monday since his huge summer move to PSG
 Neymar came third behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the award for the world's best playerNeymar came third behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the award for the world’s best player

The Portuguese star helped Madrid to win La Liga – but Neymar believes it was his efforts in inspiring the Galacticos to retain the Champions League that helped him to collect the Fifa Best award for the second successive year.

He added: “Yeah, it weighs a lot, of course, the Champions League.

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“I congratulate him, he deserves this, he has done a lot in football, he is a very respected guy and with Messi he is one of the two stars of world football, and I am very, very happy to be in the final three.”

Neymar was controversially sent-off on Sunday for PSG during their draw with Marseille and will now face a one-match ban.

The ex-Santos ace will now miss Friday’s clash against Nice at the Parc des Princes.

He had earlier scored to take his tally to ten goals in 15 matches for the French side.

Meanwhile, Neymar has blasted Marseille’s fans for throwing baguettes at him during the feisty clash at the weekend.

 Neymar was also picked in the Fifa Best World XINeymar was also picked in the Fifa Best World XI
 The Brazilian insisted he had a 'normal' conversation with BartomeuThe Brazilian insisted he had a ‘normal’ conversation with Bartomeu
 Neymar was sent-off for PSG at Marseille on Sunday nightNeymar was sent-off for PSG at Marseille on Sunday night

Police had to protect him from the missiles thrown from the crowd whenever he went to take a corner.

He said: “The supporters threw all sorts of objects at me. I could have had lunch.”

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4752761/neymar-psg-barcelona-josep-maria-bartomeu/

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