Barcelona confirmed the news on Sunday morning, saying that the striker will be out for two weeks.
Neymar’s injury gives credence to reports suggesting that Pedro’s proposed move to Manchester United had been delayed so that he could play in the Supercup. When Neymar returns to action, Pedro is expected to fulfill his desire and move to Old Trafford.
A statement on the club’s website said that Neymar has been diagnosed “despite the fact that he had previously been vaccinated against the disease”.
Sevilla sporting director Monchi is confident that his side has a very good chance of winning Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup against Barcelona in Tbilisi, but stressed that it’d definitely help if Messi and Neymar were off their game.
Manchester United must officially confirm the signing of Pedro by Monday if he is to be eligible to play in the Red Devils’ Champions League third-round qualifier against Club Brugge, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Such is the situation for summer signings Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal, who both have to wait until the start of next year, until they can be officially registered in the Barcelona squad.