Neymar doesn't train and tells Barça squad that he is going to PSG
The Brazilian winger briefly appeared at Barcelona's Ciutat Esportiva training ground to bid farewell to his team-mates ahead of a world-record move to PSG.
Neymar has done what was agreed, and presented himself at the Ciutat Esportiva, Barcelona's training base, this morning. According to RAC1, he was the last player to arrive.
Neymar says goodbye to Barcelona squad
The Brazilian winger, who is deep in negotiation with PSG over a €222m move to the French club, said goodbye to the players who were, until now, his team-mates. He was at the training ground for 43 minutes and left in his own car.
Neymar, and indeed his entourage, must show patience and continue as normal until the situation resolves itself. The next logical step is that Neymar travels to Paris to sign for PSG in the next few hours. The Ligue 1 club are confident of finalising the transfer, to the extent that they have already started to plan a lavish presentation for Neymar on the streets of Paris.
Valverde allows Neymar to miss training
Barcelona confirmed via Twitter that Ernesto Valverde granted Neymar permission to miss training on Wednesday.
Neymar Jr hasn't trained on Wednesday with the permission of the coach #FCBlive— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 2 August 2017
Barcelona play Chapecoense in final friendly
On Friday, Barcelona play in Tarragona, and on 7th August the Azulgrana will play Chapecoense in the Joan Gamper Trophy. That match against the Brazilian outfit will be Barça's final pre-season friendly before the season starts in earnest with the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid.
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