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Neymar lands in Portugal on private jet ‘for PSG medical’ as he escapes Barcelona ahead of world record move

 

Brazilian arrived in Porto on Wednesday night after telling Barcelona he wants to leave

Reports in France say the Brazilian was there for his medical as he finalises a world record move.

Neymar was pictured in Porto on Wednesday ahead of his move to PSG

Neymar was pictured in Porto on Wednesday ahead of his move to PSG

Neymar arrived on his private jet with French press reporting he was there for a medical

Neymar arrived on his private jet with French press reporting he was there for a medical

Neymar was seen at Porto Airport on Wednesday evening after escaping Barcelona.

The 25-year-old didn’t train on Wednesday and has been given permission to leave Barcelona, the club confirmed.

Several of his team-mates had been fed up with his actions and demanded he tell them the truth about where his future lies — and he confirmed he is going.

An official Barcelona statement read:“The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave the club in a meeting held at the club’s offices.

“Faced with this position, the club has informed them they refer to the buy-out clause of his existing contract which as of 1 July totals €222million (£196m) which will have to be deposited in its entirety.

“Furthermore, in reply to the claim for the contract extension bonus, the club has once again made it clear that the amount remains deposited with a notary until the case is resolved.

Neymar didn't train with Barcelona on Wednesday as he prepares for his move to PSG

Neymar didn’t train with Barcelona on Wednesday as he prepares for his move to PSG

“The player remains under contract at FC Barcelona but with temporary permission to not take part in training sessions.

“Shortly we will add the comments of club spokesman Josep Vives on the subject of Neymar.”

And his world record £196million move to Paris Saint-Germain is expected to be completed before the end of the week.

The Brazilian superstar’s future has dominated this summer’s transfer window.

Many of his Nou Camp team-mates had demanded answers as to where Neymar will start the season.

Andres Iniesta previously told the club he believed keeping the former Santos striker was more useful than the £200m his sale would bring in.

Neymar said his goodbyes to Barcelona team-mates early on Wednesday

Neymar said his goodbyes to Barcelona team-mates early on Wednesday

Neymar is set to shock the football world and leave the Nou Camp for France

Neymar is set to shock the football world and leave the Nou Camp for France

A poster with Neymar on has also been removed from the Nou Camp

A poster with Neymar on has also been removed from the Nou Camp

A worker places a new poster up at the Nou Camp in place of a Neymar picture

A worker places a new poster up at the Nou Camp in place of a Neymar picture

While Gerard Pique tweeted a picture of himself with his “friend” along with the caption “He’s staying” — only to later clarify that was just his wish and not a fact.

 

At PSG, he believes he will become the central figure and therefore have a better chance of landing a maiden Ballon d’Or — despite the fact only one player from the French league has ever won the award.

Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez won the Copa del Rey in every season

Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez won the Copa del Rey in every season

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar celebrate 2015 Champions League success

Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar celebrate 2015 Champions League success

Neymar heads off Real Madrids Karim Benzema in the International

Neymar heads off Real Madrids Karim Benzema in the International Champions Cup in Miami

If they do pull off the biggest deal in the game’s history they will first have to stump up the £196m release clause in his Barca contract.

Then they have to find a further £156m to cover the wages they have put on the table over the course of the player’s proposed six-year deal.

That means Neymar will be paid just over £500,000-a-week – £26m-a-year – to swap La Liga for the less heralded Ligue 1.

Barcelona spokesman confirms Neymar has asked to leave the club

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4158531/neymar-portugal-private-jet-psg-medical-barcelona/

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