Is the most important, most seismic, most insufferably protracted switch saga of the summer time — and possibly ever — lastly about to finish?
Lionel Messi appears to suppose so.
The Barcelona star took to Instagram on Wednesday to say goodbye to present teammate Neymar, who’s been linked with a blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain for weeks, if not years.
The put up was printed in Spanish, and it interprets roughly as follows: “It was an important pleasure to have shared all these years with you, buddy @neymarjr. I want you good luck on this new stage of your life. See you tomorrow.”
And right here’s the put up in full, full with a video tribute:
Neymar missed Barcelona coaching on Wednesday, with his agent telling a Spanish radio station the Brazilian attacker was flying to Paris to formalize plans to be offered because the French giants’ latest signing this weekend.
PSG apparently intends to set off Neymar’s mammoth launch clause, which has been reported as over $260 million, which might characterize by far the largest switch value within the historical past of the game.
And Neymar simply may be price it. He can play on both wing or by way of the center, he’s deft each on and off the ball, he’s received tempo to burn and he’s a specialist in free kicks and penalties. Throughout his time with Barcelona, the Catalonians have gained the Champions League, two La Liga titles and three consecutive Copa del Reys. Neymar additionally led Brazil in triumphs on the 2013 Confederations Cup and final summer time’s Rio Olympics.
Whereas nothing is official concerning the switch, that is about as sturdy because the indications have been that Neymar is sure for the French capital. Since being bought by a Qatari possession group in 2011, PSG has dominated Ligue 1 however did not advance previous the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Can Neymar lead the membership to European glory? We’ll see. Step one is definitely signing for PSG, regardless of who posts what on social media.
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