Barcelona stalwart Gerard Pique took to social media on Sunday evening to all but reassure Blaugrana fans that club superstar Neymar would be remaining with the La Liga giants, captioning an Instagram post with the words ‘Se queda’ – he’s staying. 

The Brazilian striker has been the subject of incessant media speculation claiming that the 25-year-old will be joining Ligue Un powerhouse PSG in the coming days, with talk of an unprecedented ?€222m transfer strongly mooted.

The speculation had threatened to derail a closely-knit Camp Nou, who have relied heavily on the influence of the Brazilian to forge a deadly and fear-inducing three-pronged attack with fellow forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

??But Pique’s intervention – ostensibly – will now go a long way to confirming that the former Santos star will continue to ply his trade in Catalonia and usher in manager Ernesto Valverde’s rein at the Camp Nou.