There is no official confirmation of when, or even if, the young Brazilian superstar Neymat will become a Barcelona player. According to the Brazilian media, however, it is merely a matter of when, and the consensus seems to be that the transfer will be completed in the summer.
According to Mundodeportivo, the club have been negotiating the terms of Neymar’s arrival for the last 18 months. The 21-year old was believed to be keen to stay at his club Santos until the summer of 2014, when the World cup will be played in Rio, but the belief now is that the striker feels that the time has come to move to the big time in Europe. Neymar already has 17 goals from his 28 senior international games, and has gained enough experience at club level in Brazil.
There are plenty of clubs interested in Neymar, such as Chelsea and Manchester City in England, PSG, Real Madrid and other big hitters, but there seems to be an agreement in place with Barca, which seems to have signaled the departures of David Villa and Alexis Sanchez from the Nou Camp.
It seems like the critics who say that Barcelona is all about Messi and that if you stop him you stop the whole team, will have to think of something else.