Only two years after his arrival in Paris, Neymar almost left PSG in the summer of 2019 to return to Barça. It took 20 million euros …
Fully blossomed in Paris, Neymar is a happy man in the capital. So much so that the Brazilian now seems close to extending the adventure to PSG. A prospect unthinkable only a year ago after leaving a summer transfer window which saw the native of Sao Paulo pushing to leave the Rouge et Bleu and return to Barcelona.
And according to Javier Bordas, former member of the management team of FC Barcelona under the leadership of Josep Maria Bartomeu, Neymar almost won his case. Because if some in Barcelona regret that the leaders have not done everything to repatriate the Parisian No.10, the Blaugrana were indeed determined to bring back their former player.
In the end, it was played at 20 M €
“It was to recruit him and he was very close to coming back. We managed to get PSG to make us an offer. In the end, it was played for € 20 million. Neymar’s father said he was ready to put them on, but in the end it complicated the operation. The offer we made was our maximum. In this story of € 20 million, we thought that PSG would lower its proposal thanks to the pressure of the Neymar clan. But when Neymar’s father said he was putting them on, PSG then gave up on giving it up and Barça could not put more money ”, revealed the former leader, before detailing the offer made by the champions of France to let go the one they had recruited for 222 million euros two years earlier.
“The offer they made us was € 130 million plus Todibo, Rakitic and the one-year loan from Ousmane Dembélé. We offered € 110 million plus the two players mentioned and the loan of Dembélé, he assured. In the end, everything fell apart. We were very close to doing so. You know, Griezmann lives where Neymar lived. Neymar’s entourage even went so far as to call a neighbor (from this house) to find out if the house was for rent. ” In the end, pure loss.
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