Today in Sports History: August 3

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By Jonah Sharf

On August 3, 2017 Brazilian soccer legend Neymar transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million (~$260 million), which set a record for the most expensive transfer ever. The move surprised many after rumors of a Neymar-to-PSG transfer a year earlier were quelled when he changed his mind on transferring to PSG and instead signed a new deal with Barcelona. In his first season with PSG, Neymar scored 29 goals in 30 games before injuring his foot in February and being forced to miss the entire season.

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