With the Brazilian poised to complete a €222 million transfer from Barcelona, the Argentine is willing to offer his squad number as a friendly gesture.
“I want to offer my shirt to Neymar as a welcome act,” Pastore told Cadena Ser. “I want him to feel comfortable and happy from day one.”
“I want to give him all the support he needs so we can win the Champions League together.
“It’s a small detail, but for me it was very important to have it and now I want to welcome him with that little symbol.”
As the undisputed star of the Brazil national team, Neymar wears the No. 10 for his country, but at Barcelona that jersey very much belongs to Lionel Messi.
Perhaps by donning the two most coveted digits in football, Neymar will find it easier to live up to his nine-digit transfer fee.