Barcelona have launched ‘Operation Neymar’ in a bid to re-sign the Brazilian forward who is reportedly ready to call time on his career at Paris Saint-Germain.
After months of speculation, the Catalans have finally been in touch with Neymar’s camp to start the process of his comeback to Camp Nou, Goal writes.
It is understood that Neymar, who moved to PSG in 2017 for a world-record transfer fee of €222 million, is unhappy at Parc des Princes and looking for a way out despite just over a year in France laden with goals and trophies.
Barca however insists that after director Pep Segura’s recent public comments over the possibility of the Brazilian returning, the next step must come from the player himself.
There are however snags in the deal however, as the manner of Neymar’s exit left a large part of the fanbase disillusioned with his behaviour, while a salary cut may also be necessary as Neymar takes home almost €40m with PSG.
Sources say Barca are also open to using either Ivan Rakitic or Ousmane Dembele as bargaining chips to soften the Parisians on the negotiating table.
Fingers crossed at the moment…