By Chris Wright
One of the most drawn out, tedious transfer yarns of the last couple of seasons has finally been put to bed today after Neymar confirmed that his is to sign a five-year deal with Barcelona on Monday via his official Instagram account…
The text reads (we’re paraphrasing a bit here):
“On Monday, I sign a contract with Barcelona. I want to thank the fans of Santos by these incredible nine years.”
“My feeling for the club and the fans will never change. Titles, goals, dribbling, celebrations and songs that fans created for me will be forever in my heart.
“It’s a different moment for me. Sadness (farewell) and happiness (new challenge). May God bless me on my choices. I will always be in Santos!”
Barcelona then backed up the revelation (can a revelation be two-and-a-half-years in the making?) by posting the following message via their official Twitter account…
FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with Santos for Neymar. The Brazilian player will join FC Barcelona for the next five seasons.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 26, 2013
Thank f**k for that!