Neymar knocks on Barcelona’s door again. According to information from the Catalan newspaper Ara, the Brazilian striker, who ends his contract with PSG on June 30, 2022, would have decided to stop the renewal negotiations with the French club to offer himself to Barça.
Just two weeks ago, the intermediary and former Barcelona employee, Andre Cury (a character very close to the Brazilian footballer), surprised by stating in an interview in Argentina that Neymar and Messi would play together again “but it will not be at PSG; they will at Barça “. Cury’s affirmation was not commented on from the Camp Nou, but already months before, during the electoral campaign, Joan Laporta, ultimately the winner at the polls, did not completely close the door to a possible return of Ney to reunite with his old colleague .
The information from the Catalan newspaper, which was not confirmed to ESPN Deportes from the Barça club, points out that Neymar maintained confidence in receiving Messi at PSG, when the Argentine’s relationship with the club was understood to be totally broken, but that in the In recent months he has begun to suspect a change of mind in Leo, much closer to prolonging his relationship with Barcelona, which is why he would have made known to Laporta, through people he trusted, his willingness to return to the Camp Nou, even adapting to the difficult economic situation of Barça and significantly reducing his salary.
PSG, which in parallel to its talks with the Brazilian also negotiates the renewal of Kylian Mbappé, would be little less than obliged to accept the transfer of Ney under less favorable conditions to prevent him from leaving for free after a season, which is why that the player would understand that it was possible to force his exit … Although at the Camp Nou the situation is not so simple.
Neymar, for whom in the summer of 2019 several important players at Barça transferred to the then president Bartomeu their willingness to defer their salaries to facilitate their signing, is not now, however, an absolutely priority objective from the football point of view.
Both Joan Laporta and the Barça club’s sports managers coincide in placing Erling Haaland as the first and maximum objective in the market and even the first direct contacts with his representative Mino Raiola have been maintained.
If, as it is not ruled out, the signing of the Norwegian striker from Borussia Dortmund could not be carried out, Neymar’s option would increase among those responsible for Barça considering that Messi, has never hidden it, continues to consider his former teammate as a player of first magnitude.