Neymar to wear ‘jumpman’ boots

Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar has announced his partnership with basketball shoe brand, Jordan, which will see him wearing a football boot with the famous "Jumpman" logo.

The 24-year-old, who will not feature in the 2016 Copa America tournament, was recently spotted in the USA – attending a New York Mets game on Tuesday, whereby the Brazilian also tried his hand at some batting practice with the team.

On Wednesday, his partnership with Michael Jordan to wear a football boot sporting the Jordan logo was confirmed.

Inspiration for the boot is said to come from the "Jordan V" shoe, carrying Jordan's famous No. 23 on one foot and Neymar's own No. 10 on the other.

Neymar, who has bagged an impressive 46 goals in 70 appearances for the Selecao, will represent his country when they host the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

The Brazil squad will, however, also take part in the Copa America tournament, which kicks off on Friday. The final squad has been announced, with former World Player Of The Year, Kaka being forced out due to injury.

Brazil squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Internacional), Diego Alves (Valencia), (Marcelo Grohe) Gremio

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Fabinho (Monaco), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Douglas Santos (Atletico Mineiro), Miranda (Inter Milan), Gil (Shandong Luneng), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo)

Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Elias (Corinthians), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Lucas Lima (Santos), Willian (Chelsea), Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain)

Forwards: Ganso (Sao Paulo), Hulk (Zenit), Ricardo Oliveira (Santos), Gabriel (Santos)