BARCELONA have confirmed that Neymar has said goodbye to his teammates on Wednesday morning ahead of a move to PSG.
Headlinenewsnigeria.com gathered that the Catalan club confirmed via their press account that Neymar had been saying his final goodbyes at Barça before sealing a move to PSG.
“Neymar has communicated to the dressing room that he’s leaving the club” and that he “said goodbye to his teammates”.
“The manager has given him permission not to train and to resolve his future.
It was the first official comment from the club confirming that a transfer was set to take place.
Meanwhile, Wagner Ribeiro, the football agent and member of Neymar’s entourage, is in Paris as the Barcelona superstar’s world-record move to PSG edges closer.
Barcelona confirmed head coach Ernesto Valverde gave Neymar permission to miss training on Wednesday morning after the player announced his desire to leave the club.
Neymar was photographed leaving Barca’s Ciutat Esportiva base having bid farewell to his team-mates before making a blockbusting switch, with PSG ready to meet his €222million release clause.
Meanwhile, Ribeiro tweeted a picture of the Paris skyline, extolling the virtues of the city.
“Paris is a wonder,” he posted. “The Eiffel Tower, wine, food and FOOTBALL”.
This was the second Twitter tease from Ribeiro on the transfer sensation, with his previous post one of an airport departures board that read: “Green light. Let’s work!!!!”
LaLiga president Javier Tebas insists Spain’s top flight is prepared to launch a legal challenge against the deal, accusing PSG of “financial doping”.