Transfer news Live: Neymar agreed to join Barcelona

Neymar has already agreed personal terms with Barcelona after trying to force through a deal four months ago.


Gerard Pique earlier this season revealed the lengths he and fellow key players went to in a bid to help the club recapture their former winger.

“We didn’t stump up money,” Pique told Cadena SER. “What we said to the president was whether we could change our contracts because we knew there was a Financial Fair Play issue.

“So we said to the president, rather than earn something in year one, we could earn it in year two or three or four.

“At the end of the day we want to go along with what the club is doing and if we can help the club, in this case avoiding a Financial Fair Play problem, we’ve got no problem in doing that.

“Rather than reducing our salary it was about finding a formula so that if the club wanted to sign Ney they could.

“At the time they thought it was a good idea, but then other problems cropped up.”

Pique also explained how he advised Neymar against joining PSG.

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