Barcelona's Lionel Messi said emotional goodbye to Neymar after Real Madrid win - report


In the transfer saga of the summer, Barcelona star Neymar is edging closer to a world-record £196million to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint- Germain.

Express Sport understands a deal is close to completion - one that will see him usurp Paul Pogba to become the most expensive player in football history.

Neymar is supposedly ready to leave Barcelona because he wants to become the face of PSG.

During his time at the Nou Camp, he has often had to play second fiddle to Lionel Messi who, on wages of £500,000-a-week, remains their main man.

And Spanish outlet Don Balon claims the two players have developed a close friendship during their time together in Catalonia.

Neymar arrived in 2013 as a raw talent from Brazilian side Santos, but has since become one of the best players on the planet.

He, along with Messi, has helped the club win eight major trophies in the time since yet their partnership on the field now appears to be over. Messi reportedly said farewell to his South American counterpart and wished him well for his new adventure in Ligue 1.

The Brazil international then responded by thanking him for the role he has played in his career.