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Barcelona chief Robert: Neymar exit left us depressed

Barcelona chief Robert Fernandez admits Neymar's defection to PSG left the club "depressed".

With a buyout clause set at a whopping 222 million euros, no one foresaw the Brazilian moving to Paris Saint-Germain.

"The way he [Neymar] left, did us a lot of damage in the middle of the summer," Fernandez told club members at the Assembly being held in Barcelona.

"He left us in a state of depression that could be seen in the Super Cup."

After such a wonderful beginning to the 2017/18 campaign, much of the 'noise' from over the summer has since disappeared.

"It was said that my colleagues and I didn't know what we were doing," Fernandez said.

"Not true. There was a lot of information that was not real, but we couldn't go out day after day to deny or say what we were doing."

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