Neymar spent the last weekend in Barcelona to celebrate with some of his former teammates the title won by Barça. But the Brazilian player has taken a real snub on the sporting level as he dreams of leaving PSG.
Almost six years ago, Neymar Jr left Barcelona through the back door, the Brazilian number 10 paying the 222 million euros of his release clause before rushing to Paris. This sequence remains in everyone’s memory on the side of Catalonia, the socios living it as a real betrayal. Moreover, and we did not know it at the time, but the sporting and financial collapse began at this moment. Even if the years have passed, and if Lionel Messi has joined Neymar at PSG, the resentment against the Brazilian has not subsided, even though the latter still has friends in the Barcelona locker room. On the side of the Brazilian player, the situation is such on the side of Paris, that from now on, we are ready to leave Ligue 1 as soon as possible, Pini Zahavi being in charge. However, the latter cannot always perform miracles and Neymar has just understood it brutally.
Neymar and Barcelona, the dream of a return
Sports media Relevo explains that Neymar was seen not only with FC Barcelona players, but also with people close to the club’s management. And regarding his future, the Paris Saint-Germain player would have asked Barça if a return during the next transfer window was possible, knowing that he was ready to make a huge effort in terms of salary in order to reach an agreement between Joan Laporta and Nasser Al-Khelaifi. But the response was quick and brutal according to Toni Juanmarti. ” Neymar already knows indirectly that Barca are not considering his return. Mainly because on the management floor at Camp Nou they don’t even want to hear his name anymore. Therefore, no matter what the player and PSG can offer, the Brazilian will therefore have to look elsewhere if he wants to change clubs. “Explains the Spanish journalist, who recalls that in 2019, he even wanted to pay 20 million euros out of his own pocket to return to Barcelona and drop PSG. One more blow for Neymar whose return to competition is not yet fixed.
We indeed learned at the beginning of the week that if the operation on the ankle of the Parisian player had gone well last February, his recovery will not take place this summer, the very idea of seeing Neymar be present for the 1st Ligue 1 day on August 12, or even for the start of the Champions League being illusory. Not enough to help the transfer of a player who is tired of his situation at Paris Saint-Germain, but earns so much money that it has become an obstacle to a transfer or even an easy loan, knowing in addition that Neymar is linked until 2027 with PSG. Either way, Neymar knows, his secret dream of returning to Barcelona to erase six years from his career is completely impossible. His future would rather be in the Premier League, a big difference in climate for the 31-year-old.