Neymar Lands In China As Transfer Rumours Grow
Barcelona striker Neymar on Monday arrived in China amidst increasing transfer rumours.
The Brazilian is in the middle of transfer war which has pitched Barcelona against French club Paris Saint-Germain.
He has expressed his desire to exit Spain, and PSG are believed to be weighing up a 222 million euros release clause inserted on the player’s contract.
If the deal pulls through, it will be the most expensive transfer in football history.
A training spat with new Barcelona signing Nelson Semedo during a pre-season tour in Miami ramped up talks that Neymar could be about to swap Barcelona for the French capital.
The 25-year-old, who has remained tight-lipped about the transfer rumours, posted a message for Chinese fans on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, after arriving for a promotional visit.
"Ni Hao China! I'm Neymar Jr. and I've just arrived in China," he wrote on Monday.
"I'm in Shanghai at the moment. I would like to send a huge hug to all my Chinese fans, thank you very much for your support."
He posted messages in English and Chinese and asked for suggestions as to what he should do while in Shanghai.
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