Brazilian took an armful of footwear after chatting about his favourite kicks for a video interview with Complex magazine and broke the store record for the number of shoes bought
NEYMAR is determined not to put his foot in it ahead of his potential blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Instead, he’s been lacing up some new trainers after going shopping in Los Angeles ahead of Barcelona’s clash with Manchester United.
Neymar looked delighted after picking up a load of trainers at the Los Angeles store Flight ClubNeymar looked delighted after picking up a load of trainers at the Los Angeles store Flight Club
Neymar stood in front of his shopping haul at the Los Angeles boutique shopNeymar stood in front of his shopping haul at the Los Angeles boutique shop
The Brazilian, who is at the centre of a £222million transfer deal to PSG, has been taking his pick of the best trainers on the market for Complex magazine.
Neymar, 25, netted twice for Barcelona as they beat Juventus 2-1 in the MetLife Stadium, has been spending time in LA during the club’s pre-season tour.
And with the Ligue 1 club set to offer him around a £500,000 a week salary, the forward decided to enjoy some shopping.
Neymar showed off his taste for the high life and street fashion in a video chat with the magazine as he talked about his love of Nike Air Jordan trainers and even has his own version of the kicks, ‘Air Jordan V Neymar’.
The NBA megastar is one of the most successful players of all time, winning six championship titles and scoring 32,292 points in his career.
Neymar said: “He was incredible when I met him. He was a really nice guy, really cool.
Neymar celebrates scoring against Juventus in Barcelona’s pre-season
Neymar poses with Michael Jordan after the NBA star gave him a line of Air Jordan trainers
Neymar does some keepy-uppy in the limited edition store Flight ClubNeymar does some keepy-uppy in the limited edition store Flight Club
“I was taken aback by his hospitality. It was one of the happiest moments of my life.
“I was shaking when I met him.”
The wantaway Barca superstar was also snapped with Demi Lovato in the bowels of the MetLife Stadium after his starring role for the club this week.
But he also expressed his admiration for NFL ace Odell Beckham Jr, who he was snapped with alongside British Formula One star Lewis Hamilton.
He added: “We’d spoken a while ago, we spoke when we met in London and we joked around, chatted about life and about our plans.
Neymar took his spoils to the checkout and racked up a £14,000 bill
Neymar talked to Complex magazine in an interviewNeymar talked to Complex magazine in an interview
“Odell is a great guy, a great person, a great player. I really admire him.
“All my friends are fans too.”
He then went on to pick his favourite treads, before heading to the till and racking up an incredible £14,242 bill.
But Neymar also ripped in to Dani Alves, saying he would not want to dress like his Brazil and former Barcelona team-mate.
He added: “I have a friend who doesn’t dress like anyone else, Dani Alves.
“I like it when he wears something different, I wouldn’t wear a lot of the things he wears.”
Barcelona face Manchester United on the opposite coast as they face off at the Washington Redskins’ stadium, FedEx Field.