Official: Neymar joins Barcelona

Barcelona have confirmed that Brazilian sensation Neymar will join them on a five-year deal this summer.

The 21-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Camp Nou in recent months, but reports in the Spanish Press over the past few weeks had insisted that Real Madrid would try to hijack the deal.

However, the Bluagrana have confirmed this morning that they have agreed terms with both the player and his club Santos.

A statement on Barca’s website read: “FC Barcelona and Santos FC have agreed to terms for Neymar da Silva Junoir. The Brazilian forward will don the Blaugrana strip for the next five seasons. 

“The 21-year old is one of the most promising footballers on the planet. His pace and skill on the ball make him a player who can turn a game at any moment.

“Neymar, who was born in Sao Paulo, can play either in the centre of attack or drift out towards the wings. He’s equally at home with both feet whether dribbling or shooting.”

Neymar is expected to earn around €7m per season, whilst Santos are rumoured to be receiving €25m from the deal.

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