FC Barcelona have confirmed that Brazilian forward Neymar has conveyed his desire to leave the club this summer.
The club released a statement on their official website, stating that a meeting between the two parties took place on Wednesday (August 2) morning in which Neymar, accompanied by his father and agent, conveyed their desire to move on.
Earlier in the day, Barcelona had tweeted the following:
Neymar Jr hasn't trained on Wednesday with the permission of the coach #FCBlive
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 2, 2017
Later on, the club released the following statement which confirmed the rumours of his transfer.
The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave the Club in a meeting held at the Club’s offices.
Faced with this position, the Club has informed them they refer to the buy-out clause of his existing contract which as of 1 July totals 222 million euros which will have to be deposited in its entirety.
Furthermore, in reply to the claim for the contract extension bonus, the Club has once again made it clear that the amount remains deposited with a notary until the case is resolved.
The player remains under contract at FC Barcelona but with temporary permission to not take part in training sessions.
With this, it is all but guaranteed that we will be seeing the 25-year-old in Paris Saint-Germain colours next season, after they pay the release clause of 222 million euros.