THE BALL – Neymar’s decision to return to play alongside Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)

THE BALL – Neymar’s decision to return to play alongside Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
THE BALL – Neymar’s decision to return to play alongside Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Contrary to the first signs, which pointed to the imminent renewal of contract, Neymar may, after all, leave Paris Saint-Germain as early as next summer. All because of… Lionel Messi. According to the RAC1, the Brazilian striker, who has repeatedly expressed his desire to return to play alongside the Argentine star, froze the entire process of renewing the bond (the current one ends in 2022) with PSG to force his return to Barcelona.

It guarantees the Catalan radio station that Lionel Messi will continue to represent Barcelona next season and Neymar sees, therefore, the window open to return to being culé. Joan Laporta, president, and Mateu Alemany, sporting director, also do not end this possibility. They know that hiring Neymar will require a considerable financial effort, but the possibility of winning the Champions League (the last one from Barcelona was, precisely, with Neymar alongside Messi and Luis Suárez) is a short-term reality with the Brazilian and the Argentine together .

In 2019, Neymar’s return to the city was just a step away. Barcelona and PSG had a deal closed for 130 million euros and also the passes of Ivan Rakitic, Jean-Clair Todibo and Ousmane Dembélé but the Parisians ended up asking for another 20 million euros to close the deal, a requirement that Barcelona did not follow and the operation fell to the ground.

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