Barcelona have, once more, sent another strong signal of wanting to re-sign their former striker Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) where he joined on a record £200million transfer fee.
The Catalans seem to be desiring to see the Brazilian at Camp Nou going by Sporting Director Eric Abidal’s recent statement.
“A top player, who has a Barca philosophy and who is performing at a high level, will always be an option,” Abidal said.
“From there, at the sports level we can make decisions, but the whole financial issue, there are things that you can reach and others that you cannot.
“The future will say. If it continues at this level, because the season is very long, I will not say that it will be option number 1 but it can be a clear option,” he explained.
Neymar’s future with PSG became one of the biggest talking points of the summer transfer window, with the Brazilian believed to be keen to leave the Ligue 1 champions.
Although Real Madrid were also understood to be interested in the 27-year-old, it was widely reported that he favoured a return to Barcelona, where he played for four seasons.
The Blaugrana tried their best to lure the forward back, reportedly offering up a player-plus-cash deal, but ultimately failed to meet the French giants’ valuation of the star.
Following the close of the transfer window and his return to Thomas Tuchel’s team, Neymar was booed by PSG fans but he has worked hard to regain their support, scoring four goals in five games this season.
However, he has struggled to stay fit and has not played since sustaining an injury while on international duty with Brazil last month.