Messi Says Goodbye to Neymar on Instagram
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The biggest soccer story of the summer was not Germany's win at the Confederations Cup in Russia. And it was not the United States' Gold Cup win over Jamaica either.
Instead, it was the constant discussion about whether Brazilian star Neymar would leave his current team, Barcelona, and move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona recently played in the United States, and it was all people wanted to know about.
But that discussion has come to an end. Barcelona announced on Wednesday that Neymar said goodbye to his teammates and told the team he was leaving.
The only delay? Paris Saint-Germain will need to pay Barcelona over 200 million euros to purchase Neymar's contract.
Until then, Neymar is still a member of Barcelona. However, he will not practice with the team.
In July, many sports publications wrote about the possibility of Neymar leaving Barcelona. They said he did not like being the team's second-best player behind Argentine star Lionel Messi.
But just last week, Spanish player Gerard Pique of Barcelona posted a photo of Neymar on Instagram. Under the photo, he wrote, "he stays."
Pique said he did not have any special information about his teammate, however. It was just his own feeling about the situation.
The question about whether Neymar would stay or go grew more intense in the last week, as Barcelona finished its tour of the U.S. and returned to Europe. Neymar did not travel with the team. Instead, he went to Asia to make appearances for his sponsors.
He returned to Spain on Tuesday night, and told the team of his decision on Wednesday.
Now, the soccer world must wait for Barcelona's bank account to grow by over 200 million euros. When that happens, Neymar will be on his way to Paris.
On Wednesday, Messi used Instagram to post a goodbye video message to Neymar. The two have been Barcelona teammates since 2013. More than 5 million people watched the video in the first three hours.
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1.win over 说服；战胜
He has won over a significant number of the left-wing deputies.
2.bank account 银行账户
He has made several withdrawals from his bank account.
3.move to 移动
I hear she's going to sell out and move to the city.
4.Until then 在此之前
It was not until then that I knew we had been deceived.
1.But that discussion has come to an end.
come to an end 结束；告一段落
It has not come to an end even after three years.
All good things must come to an end, however beautiful an experience is.
2.Barcelona announced on Wednesday that Neymar said goodbye to his teammates and told the team he was leaving.
said goodbye to 向...告别
I packed and said goodbye to Charlie.
She said goodbye to Hilda with a convincing show of affection.
但是传言终于有了结果 。周三，巴塞罗那队宣布，内马尔向队友道别，并告知球队自己将离开的消息 。
在此之前，内马尔仍然是巴塞罗那队的球员 。但是，他不会再与巴塞罗那队一起训练 。
7月份，多家体育刊物纷纷猜测内马尔可能会离开巴塞罗那队 。他们表示，内马尔不甘心屈居于阿根廷球员梅西之下 。
然而上周，巴塞罗那队的西班牙球员杰拉德·皮克（Gerard Pique）在Instagram发布了一张内马尔的照片 。他在照片下写道“他会留下 。”
不过皮克表示，他并没有得到关于内马尔的任何内部消息 。他只是发表一下个人感受 。
上周，巴塞罗那队结束美国行返回欧洲后，关于内马尔是走是留的传言愈演愈烈 。内马尔并未与球队同行，相反，他飞往亚洲为赞助商站台 。
周二晚，他返回西班牙 。周三，他将自己的决定告知球队 。
如今，足球界必须等待巴塞罗那队的银行账户收到2亿多欧元的转会费 。待一切交付完毕，内马尔将开启巴黎之旅 。
周三，梅西在Instagram上发布了一段向内马尔告别的视频 。从2013年起，两人开始成为队友为巴塞罗那队效力 。该视频刚发布3个小时就有5百多万人观看 。