Barcelona star Neymar “almost 100%”
The Brazilian is currently in Tokyo to film a television commercial and is close to a return from the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup, reports Fox News.
Neymar was greeted by 700 fans as he arrived at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Thursday and had some good news to deliver to his adoring fans.
"It's all good. My back is improving. It's almost 100 percent," said the 22-year-old.
"I'm looking forward to joining my (Barcelona) teammates and helping them win the title."
Neymar scored four World Cup goals before cracking a vertebra in his back following a challenge from Colombia's Juan Zuniga. He subsequently missed Brazil's 7-1 thrashing at the hands of eventual world champions Germany in semi-finals.
Barcelona, who begin their season on August 24, have said that Neymar's recovery is progressing "very well."