According to reports, PSG and Barcelona have reached an agreement over the Neymar deal.
The Brazilian superstar has been heavily linked with a return to the Catalan giants two years after he joined Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record €222million deal.
Mundo Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar reported on Tuesday afternoon that Paris Saint-Germain have accepted an offer worth around €160m from Barcelona for Neymar.
According to Aguilar’s information, the fee will be paid in two separate installments and surprisingly the deal will not include any players moving from Barcelona to PSG. The report also states that Neymar has been determined to return to Camp Nou all summer and never had any intention of joining the Blaugrana’s fierce rivals Real Madrid.
Another Mundo Deportivo journalist, Fernando Polo reported that an agreement has not quite been reached between the two clubs yet, although there is confidence on both sides that something will happen.
French outlet Le Parisien also reported on Tuesday that Barcelona officials had traveled to Paris in the hope of thrashing out a deal and were willing to pay as much as €170m for the Brazilian.
Former Barcelona player Rivaldo wrote on Instagram: “Everyone knows what happened with Neymar. His exit from Barcelona was wrong; he never should have left one of the biggest clubs in the world. But now he is anxious to return and accept his mistake.
I hope the president and the other members of the board don’t let him go to another club and that everything is resolved with PSG and he can return to where he never should have left.”
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique also contacted Neymar last night amid talks that the Brazilian could return to the Nou Camp.
Pique has been competing at the European Poker Tournament (EPT) in Barcelona and he scooped second place in a £22,555 (€25,000) buy-in event to take home a healthy sum of £318,364 (€352,950).
Pique said to Express Sport: “For sure, yesterday I was very lucky to finish second and I shared it with him because I know that he loves poker, and so do I. We shared this hobby.”
The 32-year-old added when asked if they also discussed Neymar’s potential transfer: “We have spoken yeah. But obviously, it is a private conversation.
I don’t know. It is pretty difficult to know. I know that the club are working very hard to get him. It is not easy, he is not a player of Barcelona right now.
I can just say let’s see what happens in the next week. Let’s see if he comes back.”
The transfer window closes on 2nd September so there is still plenty of time left to get the deal over the line. It may be good news for all the Barcelona fans because it looks like Neymar could be coming home.
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