And Neymar confirmed via Instagram that he had chosen to join Barcelona, but will delay signing his five-year deal until tomorrow to enable him to play in today’s season-opener against Flamengo in order to say goodbye to the Santos fans.
‘I’m here with friends and family and they have helped me to write a few things here. I’m not going to hold out until Monday. My family and friends already know my decision,’ he wrote.
‘On Monday I will sign a contract with Barcelona.’
‘I want to thank the fans of Santos for these incredible nine years. My feeling for the club and the fans will never change. It is eternal!