Transfer Ratings: Neymar To Barcelona


The most expensive player could be on the move this summer with former club Barcelona on his trail. Brazilian national team talisman Neymar became the costliest footballer ever three years ago when French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) paid £200m to sign him from Spanish champions Barcelona who were reluctant to let him leave for France.

Barcelona had no choice but to let the player join PSG after the French capital club activated the release clause in his contract at the Nou Camp as at then. Neymar signed a five-year contract upon his transfer to PSG and he was barely halfway into that contract before expressing interest to go back to his former hunting ground.

Neymar escaped the shadows of Lionel Messi at Barcelona to become his own man at PSG but that has not gone to plan due to several injury problems plus controversies here and there. Barcelona talisman and skipper Messi former a potent front trio with Neymar and Luis Suarez before the Brazilian left for Parc des Princes in 2017 but that has not stopped their relationship off the field with Messi the spearhead for Neymar to return to the club.

Barcelona tried very hard to sign Neymar last summer but they were not able to fund the expensive move. The Spaniards made just one bid for the player and it was outrightly rejected by PSG.

The situation favours Barcelona more this summer as Neymar has two years to run on his current PSG deal. Barcelona can be able to sign him for £150m which is around £50m lesser than what they would have spent last summer.

PSG are still trying to persuade Neymar to sign a new deal plus the fact that he might need to take a pay cut to secure a return to the Nou Camp. In addition, Barcelona are finding it hard to raise funds for new signings this summer unless they can move some of their fringe players on to other clubs.

Transfer Ratings for Neymar to Barcelona: 4/10.


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