MADRID: Barcelona’s Brazilian star Neymar damaged his Ferrari Spider in a road accident but his club said he was ready to play against Real Sociedad on Sunday night.
The 24-year-old striker hit trouble driving through the rain to the Barcelona training ground before the team’s flight to the northern city of San Sebastian for the match.
Catalan television TV3 showed images of a dent on the left front side of the sports car, which was parked on the side of a road.
“He had a car accident but was not injured and was able to continue his trip,” a club source told AFP.
Neymar can be seen in images published on the club’s official web page with other players at the airport. He appeared relaxed, listening to music on earphones as he boarded the flight.
Last week Spanish prosecutors asked for a two-year jail term and a 10 million euro ($10.6 million) fine on charges of irregularities during his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to Barcelona.