“We are in discussion with Paris. No hurry. Everything is almost settled. I feel comfortable, I feel very happy here at Paris Saint-Germain ”. Before the Parisians meeting with Manchester City earlier in the week, Neymar spoke of his future at the microphone of RMC Sport. Words that could be interpreted as confirmation of his desire to stay in Paris.
But the reality would be very different. While the formalization of his new contract is still pending, the Spanish press and particularly the Catalan continues to evoke an increasingly pronounced interest of FC Barcelona for his former number 11. And this Saturday, it is the serious RAC1 radio which adds a layer, explaining that the Brazilian is even the number 1 goal of the Blaugranas for the summer transfer window.
A first approach refused
It is recalled that several media explained that Joan Laporta was in the process of concluding a huge financial agreement with a sponsor to recover 500 million euros, which would be partly intended for the recruitment of the Canarinha player. The latter, according to RAC1, would do anything to return to Camp Nou and play again with Lionel Messi. His return would also be a weighty argument to convince the Argentine to extend, in addition to having very interesting commercial benefits for the club.
But the novelty is above all that the Barcelona leaders have already contacted their Parisian counterparts. The answer of the staff of the champion of France was clear: no. Still, if the player’s contractual situation does not change quickly, Leonardo and company may not have much choice. On the Barcelona side, we are also quite confident and we are sure to be able to recruit him for a reasonable amount …