'Bizarre That Neymar Wanted To Leave'

Former Barcelona captain Xavi says he finds it "bizarre" that Neymar wanted to leave Barcelona to complete his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

"It was his decision and you have to respect it. It's a personal choice. Players today move to where they're wanted the most," Xavi told Le Parisien. "But nobody could have imagined that he'd leave Barca."

"It's bizarre that a player doesn't want to stay at Barca. It's very rare. It's been 17 years since Luis Figo left for Real Madrid. As with Ney, it was his choice at the time."

"I don't know how it happened, if there were meetings, conversations... there are many interpretations of this record transfer."