Barcelona’s persistence of the pursuit of Neymar Junior appears to be yielding fruit soon.
Barca’s president Josep Bartomeu has been keen to bring the Brazilian back to Nou Camp in a bid to please a section of fans and the club’s captain Lionel Messi.
Messi recently spoke well of the PSG star, openly seeking reunion.
“I have said it several times, in sporting terms, Neymar is one of the best in the world and I would like him to come back.
“What does he give to the locker room? He was a very happy person, he was always happy.”
And according to reports, Bartomeu’s pursuit has received a huge boost with the French giants ready to sell Neymar at a loss.
PSG paid €222m to meet Neymar’s buyout clause almost three years ago – and they’re now willing to part with him for €170m.
The Spanish giants opted to settle for the star last summer with cash plus some players. But the French side took them for a ride until the window was closed.
However, it was blatant the attitude Neymar had developed could not allow him to work well for the club’s achievement- It is in the record that Neymar, at one point, engaged in a verbal war with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
If the aforementioned report is anything to go by, then summer could spell doom for the Les Parisiens as Kylian Mbappe has also been reportedly keen to exit the club.
The Spanish powerhouse must also fasten their belts and secure high profile signing to bolster their reeling striking force to replace injury-stricken Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.
Barca’s 2-0 defeat by Real Madrid in the last Sunday’s El Clasico exposed the whole mess at Camp Nou, and this could be the chance for Bartomeu to redeem the club’s image.