While Barcelona negotiate his signing in Paris, Neymar announced on social media his participation in the next series of the Spanish TV series ‘Money Heist’.
The meeting between PSG and Barcelona over Neymar’s potential signing has finished. ‘Le Parisien’ reports that the Catalans offered €170 million in two instalments and the French club promised to give a reply between Tuesday night and Wednesday to see if there is an agreement.
However, Neymar has confirmed that he is joined ‘Money Heist’, one of his favourite TV series, in which he will play a monk in various episodes of the third series of the Spanish TV series which can be seen on Netflix.
The footballer, who last November shared a photo in social media dressed as red monk and a with a mask of Dali together with his teammate Kylian Mbappe, will appear in the 6th and 8th episodes of the last series. These episodes were broadcast without Neymar’s bits included last July because of the rape accusation against him.
Once the Brazilian courts shelved the case due to a lack of evidence, Netflix has uploaded those episodes. this time with the scenes which include Neymar, a ‘Netflix’ source told ‘EFE’.
The Spanish programme, which follows a group of bank robbers during various robeeries, gained record audiences for its third series, with more than 34 million viewers all over the world in the seven days after its release. The scenes of the Brazilian player, who will appear for the first time in the series, were filmed at the beginning of the year.
Neymar is not the only celebrity who likes ‘Money Heist’: the writer, Stephen King, Israel’s Netta, who won Eurovision 2018 and the singer Romeo Santos have publicly said they are fans of the TV series. It is produced by Alex Pina and the main actors are Ursula Corbero, Alvaro Morte and Itziar Ituno, among others.
However, Neymar has been a fan for ages. After the player shared an image of himself dressed up as a bank robber to congratulate Mbappe on his birthday, ‘Money Heist’s Twitter account wanted to welcome him to the team and offered him four names to hide his identify: Sao Paulo, Paris, Barcelona or Madrid.
Neymar rejected all four options and went for ‘Santos’, his surname and the name of the Brazilian club where he started his career.