Neymar tells teammates: I'm leaving Barca

Neymar tells teammates: I'm leaving Barca

PSG are understood to be ready to pay the 25-year-old's release clause.

In the past three seasons, they have scored 250 goals between them in 299 appearances.

Barcelona said Neymar did not specify where he wants to play next, but the only club speculated to be after him - and one of few which could handle the cost of the transfer - is the Qatari-owned PSG.

His representative Wagner Ribeiro, who on Wednesday tweeted he was in Paris, said last year that his client had been offered a tax-free £650,000 a week to sign for the French club.

The Argentine, arguably the greatest player in his generation, paid tribute to Neymar on social media this afternoon, hours after his team-mate had confirmed his plans to leave at Barcelona's training complex. "I wish you good luck on the new stage of life".

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He signed a new Barcelona contract to 2021 in October in which his buy-out clause was raised to €222m. "We have a relationship [through Qatar sports channel BeIn] for Spanish football, but La Liga must defend our clubs in these situations".

Neymar was at the Ciutat Esportiva for just 43 minutes before leaving in his own car, according to Spanish publication AS. But La Liga President Javier Tebas has said he will file a complaint with UEFA (European soccer's governing body) and the European Union, alleging that PSG's payment of such a massive transfer fee would violate UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, which prohibit clubs from spending more than they earn.

The figures they come up with might make interesting reading!

Earlier, the Brazil international was allowed by manager Ernesto Valverde to skip practice in order to say goodbye to his team-mates ahead of his probable move to the PSG. Neymar arrived back in Barcelona on Tuesday from a fleeting promotional tour to China.

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