La Liga giants Barcelona is reportedly planning on buying its former player Neymar Jr. in a player-plus-cash deal, according to Express.co.uk.
In fact, the Paris Saint is also willing to buy out the 28-year-old forward after their failure to win the Champions League. Neymar was roped in by the PSG for a world record deal of £198 million three seasons ago.
Apparently, the PSG is in talks with the Catalan club for the Neymar deal if the Spanish giants agree to pay £72m fee along with French winger Ousmane Dembele in the deal. The 23-year-old Dembele has played only five La Liga matches this season as he is struggling to cope up with his injuries.
Ever since Neymar joined the PSG, he had been struggling with injuries and hence, failed to prove his mighty worth for the French giants.
Given the bracket, if PSG doesn't win the UCL this year, is this it for Neymar and Mbappé there? How long until they are bored of winning Ligue 1?
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But as a major setback, Barcelona may find it burdensome to acquire its former player due to its weak financial condition and even fail to meet Financial Fair Play regulations.
To some extent, even the Brazilian understands his willingness to join back his Spanish team, despite some of the rising controversies related to his decision on leaving the club for the French side.
Moreover, Barcelona has never ceased to completely rule the La Liga since the day Neymar parted ways with them. This season they have been behind their arch-rivals Real Madrid and currently trailing by 4 points at the second place.
Barcelona did sign the likes of Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho to fill in the shoes of the multi-talented Brazilian striker but they have been failing miserably so far.
Even the Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi longs to see Neymar back into the side as he had earlier this year, “Neymar is one of the best in the world, and I’d love him to come back. I think Neymar really wants to come back. He’s sorry about what he did, and last year he tried hard to come back”.
If the Spanish giants seem to manage their financial crunches, they would surely bank on having the Brazilian star back on the side.