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Brazilian striker Neymar signs 5-year contract with Barcelona

  • Santos' Neymar controls the ball during the game against Flamengo of the Brazilian soccer championship in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2013. Neymar announced his move to Barcelona late Saturday, a day after Santos said it accepted the offers from the Spanish powerhouse and rival Real Madrid and that it was up to the 21-year-old Brazilian striker to decide where he wanted to play. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Santos' Neymar controls the ball during the game against Flamengo of the Brazilian soccer championship in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2013. Neymar announced his move to Barcelona late Saturday, a day after Santos said it accepted the offers from the Spanish powerhouse and rival Real Madrid and that it was up to the 21-year-old Brazilian striker to decide where he wanted to play. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • Santos' Neymar listens the Brazil's national anthem before the start of the game against Flamingo of the Brazilian soccer championship in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2013. Neymar announced his move to Barcelona late Saturday, a day after Santos said it accepted the offers from the Spanish powerhouse and rival Real Madrid and that it was up to the 21-year-old Brazilian striker to decide where he wanted to play. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Santos' Neymar listens the Brazil's national anthem before the start of the game against Flamingo of the Brazilian soccer championship in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2013. Neymar announced his move to Barcelona late Saturday, a day after Santos said it accepted the offers from the Spanish powerhouse and rival Real Madrid and that it was up to the 21-year-old Brazilian striker to decide where he wanted to play. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE.- In this Dec.18, 2011 file photo, Spain's FC Barcelona midfielder Lionel Messi, left, and Brazil's Santos FC forward Neymar congratulate at each other during an award ceremony at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan. Neymar announced Saturday May 25, 2013 he has made up his mind and will be joining Barcelona after the upcoming Confederations Cup.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    FILE.- In this Dec.18, 2011 file photo, Spain's FC Barcelona midfielder Lionel Messi, left, and Brazil's Santos FC forward Neymar congratulate at each other during an award ceremony at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan. Neymar announced Saturday May 25, 2013 he has made up his mind and will be joining Barcelona after the upcoming Confederations Cup.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)  (The Associated Press)

Brazilian striker Neymar is officially a Barcelona player.

Neymar signed a five-year contract with the Spanish powerhouse on Monday, two days after announcing he decided to join the Catalan club instead of Real Madrid.

The financial details of the transfer were not released.

Neymar, who thrived with Brazilian club Santos, posted a message Monday on Twitter and Instagram saying that "here it ends this wonderful passage with a special club."

The 21-year-old star will join up with Brazil's Confederations Cup squad on Tuesday.