Paris Saint-Germain Star Neymar has outlined his conditions to return to his former club Barcelona – and they both involve Barcelona Talisman Lionel Messi.
Barcelona parted ways with Neymar last summer as he joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of €222 Million. The Brazilian was once a part of the world’s deadliest attacking trio, along with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. His decision to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Barcelona came as a shock to fans and many eyebrows were raised on him.
Many concerns were raised over the summer when Barcelona was forced into a record-breaking transfer deal once the release clause of their Brazilian forward was met. Neymar departing for Paris Saint-Germain was seen as a great loss for Barcelona.
Catalan sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo are now reporting that Neymar, who is currently recovering from a broken foot in Brazil, has made contact with his Barcelona teammates asking that how can he plot a move back to Camp Nou.
The Spanish outlet also reports that Neymar opted to inform his former teammates of his wishes just a few hours before Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid. Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro in the second leg was enough for Los Blancos to seal a 5-2 aggregate win over Unai Emery’s men.
The report also claims that Neymar misses his former teammates and admits that he was wrong in trying to come out from Lionel Messi’s silhouette. The Brazilian also didn’t expect that level of Ligue 1 is so inferior to Spanish top flight.
It is reported that one of club’s director has already been made aware of Neymar’s sudden change of heart. However, bringing ex-Santos wonder kid back to Camp Nou is not something which is high on Barcelona’s list of priorities. It is said that Neymar doesn’t intend to return to Barcelona in the summer; he wants to spend another season in France before heading to the Camp Nou in 2019.
Neymar Outlines Two Conditions To Join Barcelona:
According to Spanish publications Don Balon, Neymar is willing to join his former club back but on two conditions. Neymar’s first demand is that he should be paid as much as what Messi is being paid. The Argentine wizard is the talisman at Barcelona and Neymar’s position which was somewhat junior to him contributed to his decision to his leave.
Don Balon also claimed that the former Barcelona star wants Lionel Messi to publicly request the club to re-sign him. It is said that Neymar wants to feel wanted by his former colleague and has pointed out that a public request is something which he has done in the past for the likes of Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas.
Neymar is currently recovering from a foot surgery in Brazil after suffering a broken metatarsal last month. The Brazilian has been out of action since being on the end of a bad tackle against Marseille on February 25. Neymar will be out of action for more six weeks at least.
I personally don’t think that Neymar would’ve requested this thing. A pay raise could’ve been expected but Messi requesting him in public to join Barcelona back is something which is never gonna happen. Let’s see what future holds for him.
I personally feel that Neymar would no longer fit in Barcelona’s current system. Since he left, Barcelona has developed into a more balanced side, which has improved them defensively. Even Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi agreed that they’ve developed into a more balanced side. Neymar is kind of player who prefers tactical freedom and it is something which he won’t get now in Barcelona.