Neymar is a figure that transcends sport, with the Brazilian now a global household name.
His efforts for Barcelona and Brazil have made him a footballing superstar, but his appeal is not restricted to his chosen profession.
The 24-year-old can often be seen mingling with personalities from other circles, with pop icon Justin Bieber recently taking in a visit to Barca’s training ground as his world tour passed through Spain.
Neymar has also shown his appreciation for NFL in the not too distant past, and one gridiron star in particular.
Odell Beckham Jr enjoys a similar standing in his field to that enjoyed by Barca’s Samba forward, with the New York Giants wide receiver a flamboyant performer who thrives on producing the unexpected.
As he shares those traits with Neymar, the pair have formed a close bond.
“Jrs are the best. Stay different!” Beckham wrote on a signed jersey.
His gift arrives a little over a month after Neymar posted a message wishing his fellow 24-year-old a happy birthday.
Neymar will not be action this weekend as he is suspended for Barcelona’s trip to Osasuna, but Beckham is likely to be the usual star of the show when the Giants face the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.