Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar may be headed for a Barcelona comeback. Barcelona may sign Neymar for €100m, or will try to, at least.
After the Parisians’ Champions League exit at the semi-final stage against Manchester City,
In a 2-1 tally in the first leg and a 0-2 in the second one, Neymar couldn’t score even once. Surprisingly, City’s mark on him was so resolute that he didn’t score.
Though three City defenders hugged and celebrated, like with actual goalscoring, when they denied superstar Neymar his best attempt yesterday.
Now, while Barcelona’s low performance had Neymar inviting Lionel Messi to PSG last season, now the tables have turned. Neymar himself may move back to City and reunite with Messi at the club he left him at to join the Parisians.
Neymar Back at Barca?
As writes that Barcelona president Joan Laporta desires Neymar back.
He believes the transfer of the Brazilian back to the Catalan club will have a positive impact on the Barça:
- Firstly, he will raise the value of the Barcelona brand.
- Secondly, he will raise the performance level of the team, and will inspire many young players playing for them.
- Thirdly, Neymar’s transfer might convince Lionel Messi, who has not yet made a final decision about his future, to stay.
The Spanish club have even valuated the Brazilian. Barcelona may sign Neymar for €100m.
This €100 million may be raised if Barca manage to sell some players.
However, even under former president Josep Bartomeu, Barcelona’s players were willing to take pay cuts just to sign Neymar.
Here’s the Catch
The forward’s current contract with PSG expires in the summer of 2022.
The two sides are reportedly close to extending the agreement, but a new contract has yet to be signed.
Still, bringing Neymar back to Catalonia won’t easy because PSG clearly have no intention of letting Neymar go easily.
Even if Barca do have a shot of reclaiming Neymar, there are three likely conditions to counter the three benefits:
- Firstly, Barca will have to wait for the results of an internal audit.
- Secondly, Barca will have to sell a number of first-team players to raise funds and accommodate Neymar in the wage bill.
- Thirdly, Neymar will himself have to push for an exit from PSG, similarly to what he did in 2019.