Brazil and PSG star Neymar, who was also an integral member of the classic troika of Barcelona comprising Messi and Suarez, is offered to the La Liga giants yet again. But, it will depend on Barca manager Xavi as he might shove off this rumor in the upcoming days.
Neymar to Barcelona, again?
Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior, one the brightest talents coming from the powerhouse of street-smart footballing nation Brazil, has been one of the greatest stars in the world over the last few years. Although injuries have hindered him from becoming one of the legends, he will still be remembered for his exploits with the Catalan jersey. sharing spoils with two legends, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, forming a pivotal trio of South American giants. But, unfortunately, the classic team of three was broken when Neymar left the Barcelona camp to pursue his French fantasy, thus trying out his luck with French capital giants Paris Saint-Germain, in 2017. Neymar’s stats in PSG were great too, where he went on to achieve several accolades like Ligue 1 and French Super Cups, but the coveted UEFA Champions League was a long shot, as PSG failed to advance to the further stages of the tournament.
Since the year he joined, it has been a routine for Neymar’s name to get linked to his former club in every transfer window, but this time, the rumor of ‘Ney’ joining has been in the air for a longer duration, thus not ruling out the entire possibility of a possible Neymar comeback this season. It was suggested in June, just after the conclusion of the last season, Neymar was offered to the La Liga champions but several portfolio holders within the club, including boss Xavi and others, looked unfazed with his inclusion.
Departure of Dembele increased Neymar’s chances of return?
It has been rumored that PSG and Neymar are looking to culminate their camaraderie, as several news outlet like Mundo Deportivo has reported that his services are offered to Barcelona, yet again. As Barcelona would have to continue without the services of their star French winger Dembele, who is seemingly upbeat about joining PSG, Neymar’s inclusion would be valuable to Barca, bolstering the flanks.
The contract between Neymar and PSG is on the paper till 2025, but the club is open to offload the former Santos wonderkid if good offers come along their way, and in this occasion, Barca has been “gifted” the opportunity to sign their former superstar.
Possible reasons of Xavi standing firm on his return is the family ambience which is created in the Catalan dressing room, that might be disrupted with his addition, as he seems to “attract” controversies. Also, Ney’s wages could be an issue for the Spanish heavyweights as Barca’s improvement with the financial shackles seem to dog them at every stage, thus trying to stay compliant with the rules of Financial Fair Play of La Liga.
Thus, although regular link-up rumors of the Brazilian star to Barca, a historical move is unlikely to materialize in this window.