Rio de Janeiro: Neymar has been told he has a choice between wearing the number 7 or 11 for new club Barcelona.

The No. 11 shirt became available on Monday after Bayern Munich confirmed the signing of midfielder Thiago while No. 7 is also free following the departure of David Villa to Atletico Madrid.

It is understood Barcelona have sought a quick decision from Neymar in a bid to capitalize on soaring demand for shirt sales with the Brazilian's name.

The 21-year-old is expected to choose the No. 11 he wore at Santos, where he was the club's most prolific scorer in the post-Pele era with 138 goals.

Currently holidaying in Brazil, Neymar is not due to join his new Barcelona team mates until July 25.


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