Neymar insisting on Barça return but deal remains difficult

Neymar insisting on Barça return but deal remains difficult

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PSG have told him to find a new club but there are hurdles in way of Barcelona comeback

Although Xavi Hernandez already explained in an interview with 'Jijantes' that the return of Neymar was not in his plans, the Brazilian has not given up and insists on a return to Barça, the club where he played between 2013 and 2017 and that he changed for Paris Saint Germain after the French club paid his 222 million euro release clause.

Only a year after his departure, his return was already considered, There were possibilities of return a couple of times, but they did not materialise. This time, things are different, as PSG want to get rid of the Brazilian, who has had a poor performance this past season and has a high salary and contract until June 30, 2025, The French club has left in the hands of Neymar his departure and has communicated to him that he can look for a new side.

In this context, Neymar, who has seen Messi leave Paris, has sought to approach Barça and has done so through Pini Zahavi. The Israeli representative was already a key figure in the Brazilian's departure from Camp Nou and is a great friend of Barça president Joan Laporta.

Neymar's return to Barça remains very complex. Xavi has already made it clear that it was not among his priorities and could only be contemplated if a few conditions are met. To begin with, that all the positions in which the coach has asked for signings are reinforced before. This is the case in the center of midfield and the right-back position. In addition, due to the delicate economic situation that Barça are going through, the Blaugrana could not afford a transfer, so the Brazilian would have to arrive on loan, something that is not ruled out because in Paris they want to get rid of him.

Finally, Neymar would have to lower his salary a lot. The Brazilian is one of the highest paid players in Europe and his terms cannot be assumed by Barça. According to some sources, he would be willing to do so in order to fit into the wage bill and LaLiga's financial 'Fair Play'.

The Brazilian is willing to make an effort to return to Barça, but it remains more than complicated due to economic and sporting issues.

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