Xavi Hernandez doesn’t want Osumane Dembele to join PSG either.
PSG approached Barcelona about signing Neymar, but the Catalans declined.
According to Diario Sport, the French club offered Barcelona to hire Neymar again during the discussions for Ousmane Dembele. Catalans reacted with a categorical no.
PSG wants to get rid of Neymar but cannot find a suitable deal. PSG attempted to address the problem with the Catalans, knowing that the Brazilian would consent to a return to Barcelona. For a variety of factors, a transfer of Neymar to Barcelona is not viable.
First and foremost, no matter how much he reduces his pay, Barcelona cannot afford him. Second, Xavi believes Neymar is unfit for the present Barça project.
It should be remembered that Neymar has flatly refused to relocate to Saudi Arabia, having already turned down multiple offers. The striker expressed his desire to remain with PSG.
Reports surfaced in June regarding Neymar’s intention to rejoin Barcelona.
Neymar returned to PSG action today for the first time since February, having recovered from injury. In a friendly encounter against the Korean Chonbuk (3:0), the forward scored 2+1.
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Neymar Junior was always being linked to Barcelona in the summer as the Blaugrana seek to improve their forward line.
While Neymar remains linked to Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain is now preparing bids.
Barcelona are about to lose Ousmane Dembele, the guy they initially signed to replace Neymar, who finally showed some of his potential last season and will depart the club. According to Sport, PSG attempted to include Neymar in the €50 million deal, offering Barcelona the possibility to sign the 30-year-old on loan.
Barcelona, though, showed no interest. Chelsea and Saudi Arabia failed to reach a deal for Neymar. Therefore the player would have been open to a move as PSG looks to get him.
Xavi Hernandez is unequivocal in his belief that Neymar, for all of his talent, is not the player the team requires to rebuild.
After playing with Neymar for two years, Xavi was asked in a June interview if he would welcome a return for the player.
His answer revealed his feelings on the topic, and while Neymar is perhaps the most gifted player in this Barcelona side, few would argue for his return these days.