Neymar's career with Barcelona and Brazil in numbers ahead of move to PSG

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 06: Neymar of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during of the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou stadium on May 6, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Neymar's potential world record move to Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer on Wednesday as the Brazilian informed his Barcelona teammates he is leaving the club.

The French giants are reportedly ready to pay the €222 million ($260 million) buyout clause in his contract at the Camp Nou.

The 25-year-old has had a stellar four seasons at the club, winning two La Liga titles, three Copa del Reys, one FIFA Club World Cup and one Champions League crown.

In the gallery above, we look at the numbers behind Neymar’s remarkable career so far.

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Barcelona bound? Philippe Coutinho.

Another day in football, another wave of transfer rumours to keep up on. Take a look at the most recent names and gossip being floated around in the media.

Will any of the following deals happen?

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PHILIPPE COUTINHO

Barcelona are ready to up their bid for the Liverpool playmaker to €120million, according to the Daily Mail

The club have reportedly had two previous bids turned down as the Reds insist Coutinho is not for sale.

Nevertheless, Barcelona seem determined to land the Brazilian, whom they have earmarked as the ideal replacement for Neymar, whose move to PSG is set to be finalised this week.

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SPORT360 VERDICT: With Neymar on the way out, Barcelona are definitely in need of a replacement, and they have doggedly pursued Coutinho. However, Liverpool have repeatedly said they will resist all offers for their playmaker.

Barcelona may continue to test that resistance with larger bids, but it still seems like it would take a crazy offer to convince Liverpool.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ

The Daily Mail are reporting that Arsenal players are convinced that Alexis Sanchez wants to leave the club this summer.

Sanchez returned to training on Tuesday, and teammates have been left with the impression that he wants out of the Emirates Stadium before the start of the new season.

Manchester City and PSG are the known suitors so far, however, manager Arsene Wenger has told Sanchez that the club would not sanction a sale.

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SPORT360 VERDICT: For Arsenal, the idea of selling Sanchez has boiled down to a simple calculation. They could cash in on him and risk missing out on a Champions League spot, or they could keep him and maximise their chances of finishing in the top four – even if that means losing him for free next summer.

The club have opted for the second option, which means it’s unlikely that the Chilean international is leaving within the next month. However, if PSG come calling with a significant bid, will their stance change?

LEANDER DENDONCKER

The Anderlecht midfielder is attracting the attention of Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Dendoncker impressed United manager Jose Mourinho when the two sides faced off in the Europa League last season, and the 22-year-old is said to be available for a fee of between £22million and £31million.

However, the Red Devils may have to wait until next summer before stepping up their interest.

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SPORT360 VERDICT: Dendoncker has previously been listed as a United target, but after their purchase of Nemanja Matic they do not urgently need another midfielder.

What may force their hand is the possibility of his transfer fee rising if he has another strong season with the Belgian club, although it’s more than likely that they’ll be willing to pay if he’s a genuine target.

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has bid farewell to teammate Neymar after posting a heartfelt message on his Instagram account.

French giants Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pay the €222 million buyout clause to prise him away from Camp Nou.

Messi posted a message on his Instagram, which said: “It was an enormous pleasure to have shared all these years with you my friend. I wish you the best of luck in this new stage of your life. See you soon. Lots of love.”

The Brazil forward made a brief visit to Barca’s training ground on Wednesday to inform them of his wish to leave the club, departing before their training session began.

A club statement read: “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 222million 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.”

The former Santos player has a contract with Barca until 2021 but PSG appear prepared to activate his release clause.

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