Remember the time that the Neymar to Barcelona reports were all that the media were talking about? That age-old rumour is back in the circle again, with multiple reports coming out of Spain indicating that talks with PSG have reached a deadlock and the Brazilian wants a return to Barcelona in the summer.
Neymar was vocal about his desire to play with Lionel Messi during the winter transfer window and early 2021, and this is what he had to say regarding the prospect of reuniting with La Pulga:
“What I want most is to play with Messi again, to be able to enjoy being on the pitch with him again,” he said.
“He could play in my place. He won’t have any problems, I’m sure. I want to play with him again and I’m sure that, next season, we have to do it.”
However, considering the situation surrounding Lionel Messi and the possibility of leaving Barcelona at the end of the season, it was widely assumed that the reunion, if it were to happen, would take place at the French capital rather than Camp Nou.
Neymar was in talks with PSG regarding an extension of his contract up until a few months ago, and was apparently verg happy with the way things were with the club, having verbally agreed on an extension until 2025.
The main culprit behind the change of heart could be the fact that Joan Laporta can actually make Messi stay at Barcelona and Neymar’s actions are driven by the intentions of playing with Messi again rather than being committed to the project and the future in the works at PSG.