Barcelona ‘connects with PSG and Neymar after a sensational return to Nou Camp with the Brazilian taking their number 1 goal over Erling Haaland’, despite his claims that he is ‘happier than ever’ in France.
- Neymar has been regularly associated with a move to Barcelona in recent years
- The Brazilian’s contract with Paris Saint-German expires in the summer of 2022
- Barcelona has made initial contact to bring Neymar back to Spain, reports said
- The Catalans have reportedly placed him at number one this summer
According to reports in Spain, Barcelona has made first contact to sensationally return Neymar to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazilian forward’s future at the Parc des Princes is far from certain, as his contract with the French giants expires in the summer of 2022 and he is strongly linked to a reunion with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou.
Neymar has gone through a cumbersome time at PSG since going AWOL nearly two years ago to prepare for practice at the Ligue 1 club amid rumors that he wanted to return to Barcelona.
According to reports, Barcelona has made first contact to bring Neymar back to the club
In recent years, Neymar has been strongly linked to a return to his former side
He seemed to have settled in recent times, but according to the Spanish news center RAC1, as quoted by SPORT, the 29-year-old has been identified as the number one target for the Catalans this summer over Erling Braut Haaland.
The report also alleges that Neymar is desperate to return to his former squad and would not place strict financial demands on the club to facilitate a move.
In early February, Barcelona’s debt was estimated to be around £ 1 billion – meaning big transfer goals at the start of the season were unlikely.
But Barcelona would benefit if Neymar fails to reach an agreement with PSG on a new contract, meaning the French giants will either have to make money this summer or risk losing him on a free transfer. at the end of next season.
Neymar’s contract with PSG expires in the summer of 2022 and his future is far from certain
PSG have not only maintained that Neymar is not for sale, but the French champions remain confident that the Brazilian will commit to a new deal.
The 29-year-old has admitted himself that he feels happier than ever with the Ligue 1 giants in Paris.
When asked about his future in Paris ahead of the Champions League semi-final with Manchester City, he said: ‘I have time on my contract here at PSG. We want to do what’s best for everyone.
Neymar has insisted that he is satisfied with the French champion compared to previous seasons
“I have already said that I am happy here and that I feel much better than in previous seasons.”
However, Neymar’s former agent Andre Cury recently admitted that the door will always be open for the Brazilian at Barcelona – especially now that club chairman Joan Laporta is back at the helm.
Laporta was re-elected by Barcelona fans in March after the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu – who nearly oversaw the departure of club talisman and captain Lionel Messi from the Camp Nou.
Neymar’s former agent has claimed that the door will always be open for the Brazilian to return to Spain
Cury told Argentine news center El Litoral in March: ‘Neymar has an open door with Barcelona, their fans know he made a mistake and even he recognized it some time later.
Two years ago, Neymar formally asked me to return to Barcelona. We tried and we were very close to getting him out of Paris. But due to some details it did not happen.
‘Laporta is the only one who can bring them back together. Messi will not leave Barcelona – he decided his history is in Barcelona and I am very clear about that. Neymar plays with Messi again, but in Barcelona. ‘
On a return to Camp Nou, Neymar (right) would reunite with Lionel Messi (left)
Laporta’s appointment as president is a move that will likely convince Barcelona captain Messi to stay with the club.
And according to the Spanish broadcaster TVE this week, the Argentinian has already told Barcelona that he wants to stay – but under the conditions they are building a capable squad around the Argentinian and other stars.
Neymar and Messi formed two-thirds of the infamous ‘MSN’ forward trio alongside Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.
Together, the Barcelona forwards helped the club achieve the treble in 2015 under former manager Luis Enrique.