Barcelona Considering Sensational Neymar Return with £52m Option to Buy
Barcelona is exploring the possibility of bringing back Neymar, as Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) puts a price of £52 million on the Brazilian star. Neymar, 31, has been given the green light to leave PSG, six years after his record-breaking £200 million transfer from the Spanish club. The Independent reports that a return to Barcelona might happen through a loan with a chance to buy agreement.
In light of Barcelona’s financial challenges, the initial plan is to borrow Neymar, with an option to make the transfer permanent for around £51.8 million. Neymar’s desire to return to Nou Camp and the belief among Barcelona’s leadership in his commercial potential make this deal appealing.
During his previous stint at Barcelona, Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 matches. Since moving to PSG in 2017, he has netted 118 times in 173 games. Neymar’s football style no longer aligns with PSG’s new coach, Luis Enrique, and football advisor Luis Campos’ strategy of fast-paced play with younger players.
For this deal to work, Barcelona will likely need to sell some players to stay within LaLiga regulations. Although reports have linked Neymar to Chelsea, a move to Stamford Bridge seems improbable. Neymar’s time at PSG has been marked by injuries, and his inability to secure a Champions League victory with the club has contributed to the move not panning out.
The Independent indicates that Neymar wishes to stay in peak condition for the 2026 World Cup in North America, which is why he’s not keen on moving to the Saudi Pro League despite offers. He also aims to continue competing in the Champions League, although he might face limited playing time at PSG under Enrique. The potential completion of Marco Verratti’s £43 million transfer to Al-Hilal from PSG could aid Barcelona in negotiating a loan arrangement for Neymar.
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