Albeit Neymar didn’t make his way to Barcelona this summer, that doesn’t mean the Blaugrana have ruled out a move for the Brazilian star. As a matter of fact, Barcelona director Javier Bordas has left the door open for a renewed attempt to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain either in January or next summer.
The Spanish giants were never able to meet PSG’s demands, which resulted in Neymar staying in the French capital, at least until January. The Brazilian is alleged to have cried once he found out the move wasn’t happening.
However, Bordas hasn’t ruled it out as long as Neymar is keen to return, insisting that the 27-year-old knows he made a mistake by leaving in the first place.
“While he wants to come, we will do what we can, [but it must be] economically viable,” the Camp Nou official is quoted as saying by AS.
“The case of Neymar is a special one. He is an exceptional player who wants to come to Barça. He has not adapted to Paris, he was wrong to go there, he has said it himself.”
Barcelona reportedly made one formal offer for the 27-year-old, which was accepted by Les Parisiens, but things fell apart when Ousmane Dembele refused to move to Paris.
Neymar Sr., Ney’s father, and agent, has also spoken about the failed transfer, lamenting how things went down in these negotiations between the clubs.
“As an agent, you feel weak when there is no structure that allows you to get out. There was no contract termination clause, and this made things very difficult,” Neymar Sr. is quoted as saying in comments separately published by AS.
“A Brazilian just wants to be where he is happy. And he was very happy in Barcelona. When his friends asked him if he would want to return, this moved him.
“We struggled to find a point of agreement. We gave our best for him.”
As we’ve learned, this won’t be the end of this saga and next year we’ll probably see Neymar finally making his return to the Camp Nou.