A lot of people have stated that Neymar needs to come back to Barcelona if he wants to be the dangerous player he was during his best days with the Blaugrana. Former Brazil international Rivaldo encouraged the player to join Barcelona this summer, and now one player that faced the 27-year-old has claimed that Ney needs to re-join Barcelona to recover his best shape.
Patrice Evra firmly believes that the Brazilian forward will return to his best with Barcelona and feels the attacker has been subject to unfair criticism.
"I think Neymar, there are a lot of people who don't like him," Evra said at the UEFA awards ceremony.
"The problem in this world is that when you are yourself, people hate you, and when you lie, people love you. Neymar, I often speak with him and I wish that God would realize his plans.
"It's always like that when you arrive you are the king of the world, and when you leave...looks like Neymar murdered someone. This is not the case.
"You'll see, people miss Neymar for his genius, his way of playing.
"It's simple, a football player must feel loved. When you feel too much negativity, you leave. There are people, and maybe even the media, who use that, who criticize him for diving too much during the games. They create all this hatred around him. But Neymar is a good guy. He gave a lot to Paris.
"And then I'll tell you, we're talking about Neymar, but when Neymar didn't play in the Champions League, Paris didn't go any further. Neymar was not there for the two semi-finals. Neymar is too important for PSG to lose him.
"I don't know if they're going to lose him, but if they do, they'll lose a great player. And he does return to Barcelona he will become the player he always was."
The La Liga giants are negotiating with Paris Saint-Germain to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou, just two years after his world-record €222 million (£201m/$254m) transfer.
Recent reports suggest that Ney might be making his return to the Camp Nou before the transfer deadline strikes next Monday, but PSG have already rejected several offers for their star, so it’s not sure if we’ll see Neymar actually leaving Les Parisiens this summer.