Neymar to Barcelona: Will Barcelona still pursue Neymar now that they have purchased Griezmann from Atletico Madrid for €120 million?
With the acquisition of Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona fans have a new question over PSG Star Neymar. The Brazilian has made his desire to move back to Barcelona Public and many believed that Barcelona would do everything in their power to make that happen. However, the purchase of Griezmann has left many fans wondering if that is the case anymore.
PSG have set a gargantuan asking price for the Brazilian forward and it was understood that Barcelona would have to make major outbound transfers to fund the move. With €120 million out of their kitty tonight, is the move still possible? Journalist Marcelo Bechler believes it is.
He has reported that “Griezmann’s arrival at Barcelona does not change the club’s plans concerning Neymar. Barcelona will go after the Brazilian once Griezmann is officially a player of FC Barcelona.” However, he did not clarify how will Barcelona gather the funds.
Não. Barcelona decidiu ir atrás do Neymar quando Griezmann já estava acertado com o clube. https://t.co/xRnSmg4iLU
— Marcelo Bechler (@marcelobechler) July 12, 2019
Neymar wants to come back home
It is likely that Barcelona will either let go of one or all of Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Ivan Rakitic to gather the funds. They may perhaps even offer Paris Saint-Germaine a player plus cash offer to get the deal done.
PSG are open to letting go of Neymar go as long as they meet their evaluation of £200m. Neymar called Barcelona his home and expressed regret over leaving Camp Nou. The Barcelona camp is also eager to see Neymar back and have urged the club to make the transfer happen.
The Catalan Club may not find the path to the Brazilian easy though as they find themselves embroiled in a controversy at the moment. Atletico Madrid has accused Barcelona of tapping up Griezmann and have demanded a further € 80 million to bring the total to an even €200 million; Griezmann’s previous release clause before dropping to €120 million on July 1.
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