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Neymar will officially become a member of Barcelona on June 3.

That will be the day when the Catalan giants will present the talented striker to the media.

Neymar got the green light from Brazil to travel to the Spanish city to complete his move from his old team Santos.

The highly-touted, 21-year-old Neymar was acquired by Barca after the latter beat arch-nemesis Real Madrid to the player’s signature.

Brazil Football Federation technical co-ordinator Carlos Alberto Parreira said they had allowed the forward to travel to Spain after Sunday’s friendly against England in Rio de Janeiro. Neymar is in the Brazil lineup preparing for the Confederations Cup.

“Not only do we agree, but we authorise him to be presented, to do all the interviews he has to do,” Parreira was quoted as saying in the Spanish media. “(Then) he will return to the squad base with his head focused on the national team and the competition.”

On their website, barca said: “In an intense day, the striker will take the habitual medical tests before signing his contract with Barcelona for the next five seasons.’’

Brazil host the Confederations Cup, the eight-nation warm up event for next year’s World Cup finals, from June 15 to 30.

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