Messi confirms Neymar transfer

Leo Messi says goodbye to Neymar

The Brazil international arrived at training today with his father and rep and told the club that he wanted to leave. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde gave the 25-year-old permission to skip training and to “sort out his future”.

PSG are ready to pay his 222m Euro release clause. According to Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribeiro, this payment is expected to be made on Wednesday.

Leo Messi took to Instagram and uploaded a video with pictures of the two together. He wrote: “It was a huge pleasure to have shared all these years with you friend. I wish you good luck in this new stage of your life. See you tkm.”