The 21-year-old, who agreed to join the Spanish champions in May, passed his medical and signed a five-year deal. Neymar completed his move from Santos to Barcelona for £48.6m (57m euros) on Monday(3rd june,2013).
He arrived to Catalonia on a specially chartered private jet on Monday afternoon where hundreds of photographers were waiting to take his picture as he posed in front of the club’s emblem. Then after he attended a two-part medical examination passing which he put pen to paper on a deal which runs until 2018.
Neymar – who has scored 20 goals in 33 appearances for his country, was later presented on the Nou Camp pitch in front of tens of thousands of screaming supporters.
He said: “Money is OK but happiness takes priority. We decided to come to Barcelona. I had a lot of offers but I followed my heart”
“I think adjusting to European football may be difficult but I hope to adjust quickly.”
“To have the opportunity to play with great players I admire like Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta – I’ve begun a new stage of my life and I’m going to be very happy and achieve a lot.”
Neymar is also considered Brazil’s key player for the 2014 World Cup, which they are hosting. Next on his agenda is the warm-up event for the tournament, the Confederations Cup, which runs from 15-30 June.