"I could not have asked for more in my life. I have incredible children and grandchildren. I am especially grateful to my wife, Deidré, for her incredible support – she is a real pillar of strength."
Powerhouse teams can buy any player in the world –– sometimes not to strengthen the team, but to weaken their opponents.
Neymar is presented with the challenge of creating history where there isn't much. At Barça, he would have remained just another face in the crowd, the latest on a long list of legends. No, PSG is the real challenge. PSG will give him the platform he needs, and the money is almost irrelevant.
Paris Saint Germain paid a staggering £197m (R3.5bn) for Neymar.
If we want children to engage in more sport to live healthier lives, then it doesn't help to have any confusion over definitions. I realise that not all sports are very physical, but gaming is already extremely popular and the issue of children being stuck to screens needs to be mitigated, not made worse.
​There comes a time in every dynasty where the cracks begin to show. For Barcelona, consider 17th century China. For Paris
Matt Spiro is the English voice of French football. He's the go to guy whenever your club buys a player from Ligue Un. Therefore
There'll be fanfare when The Decision is eventually made, but Zlatan's no peak-era LeBron. Who cares about where Zlatan moves? Perhaps not even the man himself. The journey, and the attention, may be more important than the destination.
If Platini is football's only hope, then there is not that much hope at all. Having been a member of Fifa's Executive Committee since 2002, Platini is far too closely associated with the organisation's past to shape its future.