Barcelona are prepared to make a cash plus swap deal to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou.
Barcelona are in negotiations with Paris Saint Germain, over potential money plus swap deal for Neymar this window. It is widely reported that the Blaugrana are prepared to let Philippe Coutinho leave the club to join the Parisians.
There have been widespread reports about Neymar’s return to Camp Nou, however, it remains to be seen if the club would be able to match the astronomical fee. But, the club is trying to ease the deal by handing Coutinho in the other side.
According to the Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona are locked in negotiations after the club deemed €300 million asking price high. The Spanish side are preparing a bid worth €100 million plus Philippe Coutinho, which could interest the French side.
It has been a tough life for Neymar’s compatriot since his move from Liverpool in January 2018 – failing to match the expected standards. Ousmane Dembele has attitude issues and has been injured most often, which has forced Ernesto Valverde to take action immediately.
Before Coutinho’s arrival at Barcelona, PSG were circling him in the hopes of securing his services. Albeit the temptation to sign the attacking midfielder, the Brazilian preferred a move to Spain. It could only prove to be a hindrance as the board members still regard the Brazilian highly.
The French side are no longer tolerating superstar behaviour, after the president publicly made a statement, warning his players. Simultaneously, Neymar made a massive transfer claim by stating that he should not have left Barcelona in the first place.
Antoine Griezmann has been intensely linked, but Lionel Messi prefers Neymar over the Frenchman, as per reports. Even Luis Suarez spoke about his admiration and the prospect of pairing with him again.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
Barcelona have tabled an offer of €100 million plus Philippe Coutinho in their bid to bring Neymar back to the club, according to Sport 💵 pic.twitter.com/7uhLg1sa8r
— Goal (@goal) June 21, 2019
🗞 Sport say Barça and PSG “are already negotiating” for Neymar
🗞 Mundo Deportivo say “Coutinho prefers PSG” to offers from Chelsea and United pic.twitter.com/Wzg1G0ubNf
— The Spanish Football Podcast (@tsf_podcast) June 21, 2019
Several reports are saying that Barcelona will offer PSG €100m + Coutinho for Neymar.
Better deal for PSG than Barca that… pic.twitter.com/B4X7Ff1GOT
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 21, 2019
💣 Barcelona’s initial offer to PSG for Neymar, according to SPORT 👇
€100m + Philippe Coutinho! pic.twitter.com/wtICrmDLK6
— Adriano Del Monte (@adriandelmonte) June 21, 2019
📰[MD] | Coutinho would agree to go to PSG.
🔶He also has offers from Chelsea and United, but in Paris he would find a Brazilian environment and Leonardo.
🔷The Barça maintains by strategy that the former Liverpool is non-transferable, with the ‘via Neymar’ in the background pic.twitter.com/l1VU8Vxwuj
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) June 21, 2019
The possibility of Neymar’s return is high, should they hand over Philippe Coutinho in return. The Parisians have also been admirers of Ivan Rakitic, but he will not yield a good transfer amount because of the age.