Barcelona have confirmed that Neymar has informed the club of his desire to leave for PSG, after missing training on Wednesday, and have demanded that the French club pay his full €222 million release clause.
The Brazil international is set to travel to the French capital to complete his world record move after bidding farewell to his Barca teammates.
The Brazil international arrived at the Blaugrana’s training ground, only to leave a short while later as he bid farewell to his team-mates.
Barcelona later followed up with an official statement on their website, which read: “FC Barcelona returned to training this Wednesday morning after the American tour, the first part of a double session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
“Before the morning session began, Neymar Jr. informed those present of his wish to leave the Club and was therefore given permission to miss training and resolve his future.”
Barca issued a further statement later in the afternoon, insisting that the player will not be sold for less than his €222m buyout clause.
“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.
He is set to earn €30m a year in wages as the club’s marquee name while his father, Neymar Sr., is set for a €40m windfall as part of the deal.
The deal is expected to be finalised by the end of the week, with PSG kicking off their Ligue 1 campaign on Saturday against Amiens.