Barcelona ‘lay out THREE conditions for Neymar return”
The Brazilian wants to return to Barcelona but the club have given him three conditions he must fulfill in order to ‘come home’ after leaving in 2017.
Neymar remains linked with a sensational move back to Barcelona with PSG seemingly growing tired of the Brazilian and Lionel Messi and co. reportedly asking for the club to make it happen. “I want to go home, where I never should have left,” said Neymar just a few days ago as the 27-year-old shows he is up for a move too.
Barcelona see a move back as a possibility and Neymar as a player who can push them over the line in the Champions League. They do have a few ‘buts’ when it comes to the Brazilian coming back ‘home’ though.
Barcelona’s three conditions for Neymar return
Two of the conditions are financial in nature and the third is one that the club hopes will right some wrongs after he left the club in 2017.
They demaned he reduce his salary which currently sits at €30 million per year. The second condition is that Neymar forgets the €26 million that he says they owe him after they failed to deliver on a loyalty bonus he was due. He took them to court over the sum but Barcelona want him to drop the case.
The third condition is a more emotional one. Barcelona demand that Neymar expresses openly that he wants to return to the club and say that he was wrong when he left for Paris two years ago. According to A Tarde, Neymar would be willing to fulfill all three of these demands.
The problem is PSG. The poor relationship between the two teams could make a return very difficult and reports suggest they will ask for €300 million for the players. They will not lower that price either according to Le Parisien.
Bartomeu, Barcelona’s president, is considering adding Umtiti, Dembélé and Rakitic in a deal and Coutinho could also be a possibility. Another issue is Griezmann, who Barcelona are looking to sign on July 1st when his release clause drops from €200 million to €120 million.