Barcelona players and executives can’t stop talking about Neymar Jr. Since the Brazilian left the Spanish giants in 2017, they have longed for his return and last summer’s transfer soap opera has only made things worse.
The most recent comments come from Eric Abidal, Barcelona’s director of football. In an interview with Mundo Deportivo (via Diario AS), Abidal talked about Neymar, a player that hasn’t played for Barcelona for going on three seasons.
“He is a top player with the Barcelona philosophy and is playing at a very high level. Neymar will always be an option,” Abidal said.
“After that, on a sporting level, we will make decisions and because of the financial issues some things are possible and others aren’t. If he continues playing at the same level, because it’s a long season, then I’m not going to say he’ll be the number-one target but he’ll be a definite option,” Abidal continued.
Of course, Neymar will always be an option for Barcelona. He is an option for any club that has the money to pay Paris Saint-Germain what they believe is a reasonable offer. Neymar would be playing in La Liga right now if Barcelona came up with the necessary funds and/or offered PSG players they actually wanted. Even Lionel Messi doesn’t believe Barcelona did everything possible to sign Neymar last summer according to Sport.
Everyone knows Barcelona wants Neymar just like we know water is wet and the sky is blue. We also know that you cannot afford him and the Catalan club is doing everything possible to force through a transfer under their terms and not PSG’s. Newsflash: PSG doesn’t back down from tough negotiations. You would think they would have learned their lesson when they tried to do the same thing with Marco Verratti.
Neymar is currently preparing to return to training with the full team after injuring his hamstring while on international duty with Brazil back in October. Prior to his injury, he scored four goals in five games and had begun to win back supporters with his performances on the pitch and comments in the media.
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