FC Barcelona has officially confirmed it has reached a deal with Santos to sign Brazilian star Neymar, who will sign a five-year contract with the club on Monday.
The decision came a day after his Brazilian club, Santos FC, said it had accepted offers from Barcelona and Real Madrid, and that it was up to Neymar to decide where he wanted to play.
The forward himself also broke the news through his Instagram and Facebook accounts and revealed his appearance against Flamengo on Sunday would be his last for his boyhood club. "FC Barcelona and Santos have agreed to terms for Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. The Brazilian forward will don the Blaugrana strip for the next five seasons," a Barcelona statement read. “I wouldn't be able to wait until Monday. My friends and my family already know of my decision,'' Neymar wrote.``On Monday I will sign a contract with Barcelona.”