Old love does not rust. Superstar Neymar apparently mourns his time at FC Barcelona. The 26-year-old Brazilian is said to be unhappy with his new club Paris Saint Germain. According to the Spanish sports newspaper “Mundo Deportivo”, Neymar absolutely wants to return to his former club. He is said to have already offered himself to the Catalans again in March.
According to the report, the Brazilian international is still in contact with his former team-mates in Barcelona – especially Barca superstar Lionel Messi. He takes every opportunity to be seen in the Catalan cabin. His closest friends will include Marc-André ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic, Rafinha and Luis Suárez.
In Paris, a youngster Neymar is increasingly outstripping the rank. Kylian Mbappe (19) has become the figurehead of the Parisians – and after winning the World Cup even the hero of the whole French nation. According to Mundo, Neymar fears that he will only play second fiddle at PSG in the future. That’s one of the reasons why he has decided to return to Spain. Moreover, he has not come any closer to his personal goals in France. Neymar wants to win the Champions League and become a world footballer. He sees better chances for this in Barcelona.
Luis Suárez Honours
- La Liga: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18
- Copa del Rey: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Supercopa de España: 2016, 2018
- UEFA Champions League: 2014–15
- UEFA Super Cup: 2015
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2015
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2009
- FIFA Confederations Cup: 2017
- UEFA Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2009
- Fritz Walter Medal: U17 Bronze Medal 2009
- Fritz Walter Medal: U19 Gold Medal 2011
- kicker Bundesliga Goalkeeper of the Season: 2011–12
- UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2014–15
- UEFA Save of the Season: 2014–15
- FIFA Confederations Cup Final Man of the Match: 2017
- FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2018
His longing for Spain should also influence his motivation in the meantime. So Neymar should have only little desire to play in the Ligue 1 and the French Cup. Also because of the harder pace in France.
However, a return to Barca is currently proving difficult. In 2017, both sides diverged in a dispute. Neymar had even sued Barca. He insisted on outstanding premiums amounting to 26 million euros and plus ten percent interest – a total of almost 30 million euros.
Barca, for her part, countered and complained that Neymar did not abide by agreed agreements because he had already negotiated prematurely with other clubs. The club also complained and demanded from Neymar premiums already paid for the last extension plus a contractual penalty – a total of 75 million euros. The lawsuits are still ongoing.
As a result, the Barca door was closed for Neymar for a long time. However, according to “Mundo”, the bosses are said to have changed their minds. A return of the Brazilian, however, would be linked to conditions. Neymar would have to publicly apologise for his behaviour and admit that it was a mistake to leave Barca. Of course, he would have to withdraw his complaint against the club. He should also accept a drop in salary – and tell the PSG officials that he wants to leave the club. Players who are big fan of slots then be prepared to be blown away by the selection of Mr. Spin.