The Brazilian’s name rings again in Spain (Reuters)
With two months to go until the European pass market opens, the continent’s brightest names began to resonate strongly. The first, without a doubt, is that of Lionel Messi, who ends his contract on June 30 and, although it seems that the waters have calmed still his future remains unknown.
Besides Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappé, the other who came on stage was Neymar Jr, after the Catalan newspaper See reported on the stoppage in the renewal negotiations between the Brazilian and PSG, as a result of the doubts they generated about the possible departure of the Argentine to the Parisian team.
At the beginning of December 2020, the São Paulo player was eager to play with his friend again this year, something that It could occur both in Barcelona and in PSG. From Spain, however, they are clear about it and, although it is not a priority, there would be two ways to sign it.
Neymar was eager to play with Messi this year (AFP)
As reported by the Spanish newspaper Sport, the only option for Neymar to wear Barça colors again in 2021 it would be that of a pure exchange, since given the complicated financial situation that the entity is going through, it is not in a position to make any money offer.
This is also because the winger is not a priority in Koeman and Laporta’s sports project. Although it is a key piece to try to convince Messi to continue in the institution, the chips are set on signing a forward of weight, such as Erling Haaland, Lautaro Martínez or Harry Kane, among other names.
According to the Catalan newspaper, Barcelona would be willing to exchange for Antoine Griezmann u Ousmane Dembélé. In this scenario, the former Atlético de Madrid seems to have a better chance of leaving the institution since his teammate is giving good results to the Dutch coach’s scheme. Without going any further, he has four goals in his last three games, the last one against Valladolid of vital importance to continue on in the fight for the title.
The Brazilian is not a priority on Barcelona’s transfer agenda but could be key to convincing Messi to continue (AFP)
In the event that PSG did not agree to exchange its star for one of the two targeted, the other option would be that The Brazilian held out for another year to arrive with the freedom letter under his arm in June of 2022, when his contract with PSG ends.
This alternative seems to be the most complicated since everything seems to indicate that the Parisian team will not let him go without receiving some financial compensation, understanding that they paid 222 million dollars in 2017 to get their services (the most expensive transfer in history).
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