Nigeria Legend Okocha : I Am Jealous Of Neymar, Other PSG Players
Published: September 26, 2017
Nigeria Legend Okocha : I Am Jealous Of Neymar, Other PSG PlayersFormer Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha has admitted that he is jealous of the current players at French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain F.C, including Brazil superstar Neymar.

The flamboyant attacking midfielder broke the transfer record for an African player when he joined PSG in 1998 from Fenerbah├že, with the Ligue 1 team spending approximately $19 million to sign him.

PSG paid Barcelona fourteen times the figure they acquired Okocha before Neymar was released from his contract in the summer.

''I am jealous of the players now," Okocha told CNN Sport's Amanda Davies.

"But it's always good to know you were amongst the best during your time and that's all you can hope for."

"I don't look at what the market is today because that was our mission -- to get football to another level -- to open doors for the next generation. It gives me a lot of joy to see where football is now."

Okocha added : ''The (Neymar's) price tag shouldn't be my business. It would be an honor to be in the same dressing room as a player like that.

"It would be in my interest to have great players around me because, if you're playing with good players, it makes your job a lot easier.''

Okocha scored 12 goals in 84 matches for PSG before transferring to Bolton Wanderers in 2002.

Igho Kingsley