Neymar wants Barcelona to sign his compatriot Lucas Lima from Santos, reports Marca.
The midfielder has been linked with a January switch to the Nou Camp and the striker talked about the prospect of linking up with his friend in a recent interview.
“I’ve been trying to help and do what I can so that he can join us,” Neymar said. “He’s a player who I have a great admiration for – I like him a lot and he’s also a good friend.
“I hope it all goes through without problems. If he joins Barcelona he will be welcomed with open arms. I am sure he will bring a lot of joy to the team if he ends up with us.”
Lima’s team-mate Henrique claimed earlier this week: “”We are happy for him, because of the player that he is.
“He’s a player whose quality is not up for debate – a Brazil international. He’s helped Santos a lot.
“He is going to be super happy at the team he goes to.
“We are going to miss him, but life goes on. We wish him a lot of luck in Barcelona.”