Barcelona new signing Neymar undergoing treatment for anaemia (blood disorder)

Barcelona say that Brazil striker Neymar has developed anaemia, but that it won't stop his pre-season training with the Spanish outfit.

The La Liga champions’ medical staff are said to have discovered the blood disorder that affects the reproduction of red blood cells when the 21-year-old underwent routine blood tests.

Neymar, who signed for the Catalan giants from Santos for £50million this summer, is on a refined training programme and is a doubt for the club’s tour of Thailand.

Barcelona told The Associated Press that 'due to an operation on his tonsils this summer the player is suffering a case of anaemia that is being treated and won't impede him from training with normality with the rest of his teammates.'

It has not been specified what treatment Neymar is following.

The Brazil striker’s diagnosis comes little over a month from his tonsillectomy.

Neymar hasn’t played a great deal since joining the club on July 29, appearing twice as a substitute.

He played 12 minutes against Lechia Gdansk and came on during the 8-0 victory over his former club Santos at the Nou Camp on Friday.

Neymar is currently with Barcelona in Israel on a 'Peace Tour' of the Middle East.