Neymar Wants Barcelona Return, Spanish Club’s Vice-President Reveals

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Neymar “wants to return to Barcelona”, claims the club’s vice-president Jordi Cardoner, but no discussions have been held with the Paris Saint-Germain forward.

The 27-year-old Brazilian forward left La Liga for PSG in 2017 for a world record fee of £200m.

“What [I believe] is that Neymar wants to come back,” Cardoner said. “[But] to say we are working on recruiting him, that is something I cannot agree with.”

“It does not surprise me that Neymar wants to come back, it has already happened before with others and sometimes they have returned – Cesc [Fabregas], [Gerard] Pique.

“Neymar is a great player, but the circumstances of how he left also have to be evaluated to see if this can become a reality.”

Barcelona have sold more than £50m worth of talent in the last few days with goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen leaving for Valencia and Andre Gomes completing a permanent move to Everton.

Barca also want to sign a forward this summer and they will execute Antoine Griezmann’s buyout clause when it drops to €120m next month.

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