Brazilian news outlets are buzzing about the possibility of the country's top soccer player, Neymar, bolting for Europe sooner rather than later.
While the fact that his name is being linked with Barcelona is no novelty, many are now reporting that the transfer is almost a formality.
They have gone as far as to publish manipulated photos of the Santos striker wearing a Barça jersey in photomontages.
The pictures depict Neymar doing everything from playing with a Barcelona jersey to him being presented as a new signing at a press conference in what is widely accepted will be his next destination. Check out the photos at Notichampions, Palco Catolico and Mundo Futebol.
Neymar appears to be the main objective for Barcelona ahead of the 2013/14, but Santos continues to openly refuse to sell their best player, at least before the World Cup in Brazil.
- This is one of the most popular manipulated pictures of Neymar in a Barcelona jersey. Not bad for a fake pic! Photo: Internet
- Palco Deportivo showed an image of Neymar holding a Barcelona shirt. Not real, for the record. Photo: Palco Catolico
- Notichampions made their own pic of Neymar with Barcelona jersey. Photo: Notichampions
- Barca Blog chimes in as well. Photo: Barca Blog
- Future teammates? In Brazil they definitely think so. Photo: Getty