Neymar and Messi: Neymar, Messi on trial at La Liga title

Neymar was spotted training in a Barcelona shirt by Lionel Messi on Thursday, as the Barcelona forward looks set to become the first player to play in the Champions League this season.

Barcelona are also reportedly interested in signing Barcelona winger Arda Turan, who has played in the UEFA Europa League this year.

Barça’s Lionel Messi and Neymar pose for a picture at the Nou Camp on Thursday.

Source: AP/AP Images Neymar scored the winning goal for Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Juventus in the 2015/16 Champions League final.

The 29-year-old, who is also expected to make his debut for Barcelona next season, was the most expensive player in the world last summer and has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

Neymar is expected to return to Barcelona for a second spell this season after a two-year stint at Manchester City, where he won the Champions Leagues’ Golden Boot in 2015.

He joined Barcelona in 2015 for €42 million ($47.8m) and won the World Player of the Year award, the Copas del Rey and La Liga in his first season in the Nou, before joining Manchester City for €57.7m ($69.4m).

The pair have struggled for form at the Etihad Stadium this season, with Neymar scoring just once in 17 appearances in the league and the former Argentina international missing a string of matches due to injury.

Messi is also set to return from a lengthy spell at Juventus for a reported €70 million ($81.7million).

He joined Juventus in 2014 for €75m ($88.5m), and was a regular in the Italian top-flight for the next two seasons.

The Real Madrid forward’s current deal expires in 2022, with a €80m ($94m) option to extend his stay.