Brazilian international Neymar Jr turned 27 on 5th February and celebrated his birthday with close friends and family. During the celebrations, he was reduced to tears while giving his speech – The Paris Saint-Germain forward said he wished for a recovered metatarsal for his birthday.
Neymar is currently sidelined with an injury which would see him out for up to ten weeks. He will miss crucial Champions League ties against Manchester United and other games for Paris Saint-Germain in the French league.
Last week, the striker landed in Barcelona, where he will be receiving treatment for his injury.
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On a lighter note, Neymar did have a pretty good celebration. DJ Bob Sinclair, Brazilian singer Wesley Safadao and world surf champion Gabriel Medina were among the 200 guests at the fashionable Pavillon Gabriel near the Champs-Elysees.
The world’s most expensive footballer, nursing a right foot injury, greeted his guests leaning on distinctive red crutches in keeping with the colour theme for the ‘Nuit Rouge (Red Night)’.
Among his club colleagues in attendance were captain Thiago Silva and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. Neymar, who turns 27 on Tuesday, will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain’s upcoming Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United with a metatarsal injury suffered last month.