Barcelona star Lionel Messi would welcome the arrival of Neymar from Santos. There have been claims that former coach Pep Guardiola was concerned how the pair would play together at Barca.

But El Mundo Deportivo says Messi is convinced they can successfully combine and he would be excited to play in the same team as the Brazilian whiz.

For his part, Neymar will happily pay his dues at Barca: learning from senior teammates like Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. He may even tone down his outrageous hair styles if asked by senior management.