Barcelona players favouring Neymar’s return.
The 29-year-old was reported to be closing in on a new long-term deal at PSG but he has put the contract talks on hold in order to pursue his dream return to Barca.
Latest reports suggest that the Catalans locker room including Messi is standing up for the return of the Brazilian while they oppose the transfers of Ronald Koeman’s targets Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum.
It remains to be seen whether the Catalans can pull off the transfer of Neymar amid a difficult financial situation.
Both the club and Messi are putting pressure on Neymar so that the Brazilian forward rethinks his future and contemplates dressing in Barça colours again. Weeks ago, Neymar was very excited to continue at PSG and renew his contract, but now circumstances have changed. [l'equipe]
Madrid had an offer worth €300m turned down for Neymar.
It is no secret that president Florentino Perez is a huge admirer of the Brazilain and Madrid were also credited with an interest in the past.
Now, Ribeiro claims that Les Parisiens said no to the sale of Neymar although Madrid offered a whopping offer.
At that time, he was close to going to Real Madrid. Madrid were willing to pay €300m for him. Florentino [Perez] told me, but Nasser [Al-Khelaifi] refused. ‘Not for a billion, he’s not going to go!’
PSG want to sort out the contract situation of Mbappe and Neymar much sooner as they cite the duo as an integral part of the club.
Real Madrid were ready to pay €300m to sign Neymar in 2019, according to his former agent - At at the time she was close to going to real Madrid Madrid very willing to pay down 300 million for him Florentino Perez is told me, but Nasser (PSG president) refused: "not for the billion he's not going to go!" he told me.