Barcelona has made contact with Paris Saint-German to re-sign Neymar this summer.
This report is from Catalan radio station RAC1 according to whom, Barcelona is ready to bring back Neymar to Camp Nou. This come as no surprise as there have been reports suggesting Neymar wants to re-join Barcelona.
What’s the Story?
RAC1 has reported that Barcelona has opened talks with Paris Saint-German for the Brazilian. Blaugrana wants to re-sign their former star after he moved to Paris couple of seasons ago.
This season reports have emerged suggesting Neymar’s unhappiness in Paris. He is believed to be disappointed by his decision to quit Barcelona and wants to go back to Camp Nou.
Story from the Catalan radio channel says that discussion were started earlier this week.They also claim that Barcelona will make Ousmane Dembele a part of the deal. The deal will see Ousmane Dembele and a fee being offered to Paris Saint-German.
Although no transfer fee has been mentioned but PSG will look to get the most out of this deal.
It is also to be seen if Dembele will agree to the switch to Paris and re-join his former boss Tuchel.
Neymar has struggled this season at PSG. After a poor World Cup in Russia, where he was criticized for his on-field antics. He has had injury issues throughout the 2018-19 season.
The Brazilian was supposed to be a leader in Paris but this season he has had dressing room issues with reports of his bust-up with his teammates. He joined Paris to get out of the limelight of Messi but this season he has been outshone by Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-German.
This season he has made 30 appearances, scoring 23 goals and 10 assists for both club and country. He averaged 3.1 key passes and 4.6 dribbles per game this season but saw Brazil crash out in quarter-finals in the World Cup and PSG being knocked out in round of 16 in UEFA Champions League.
He also averaged poorly with 4 bad touches every game in 2018-19. Although he had a good 8.30 average rating for the season.
It will be interesting to see if this deal will go through. Barcelona has also been linked with Antonio Griezmann and it is highly unlikely Blaugrana will sign both of the forwards.
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