Liga - Neymar signs Barcelona contract

Neymar has signed a five-year deal with Barcelona as his move from Santos nears formal completion.

Liga - Neymar signs Barcelona contract

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At the weekend it was announced that the Brazil star would join the Catalan giants for a reported €28 million fee.

Posting a picture of himself signing on Twitter having played his final game for Santos at the weekend, the 21-year-old wrote: “Here I close a wonderful passage with a special club.

“Thanks for everything, for the praise, for everything and I will hold this moment close for all my life.”

The contract now has to be ratified in Spain.

Former Barcelona defender Edmilson was present at the signing, alongside the player’s father and agent Neymar da Silva, future representative Wagner Ribeiro, Barca director Raul Sanllehi and Santos lawyer Joao Vicente Gazolla.

Edmilson indicated that Neymar could be presented to the Spanish media as soon as Sunday, but the player requires permission to travel from Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

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