This is pretty sad.
Not in a “death of a family pet” way, rather a “buck up, son” way.
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Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar wants to return to Barcelona, and the megastar’s father has contacted Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu a handful of times in a bid to return to the Camp Nou.
“He is disappointed and sorry,” El Mundo report the player’s father as saying to the Barcelona president.
Anyway, if true, this is a big one (even if a move clearly wouldn’t happen until the summer).
The left winger has 18 goals and nine assists in 21 matches this season, including five and two in the UEFA Champions League. He was blanked against Napoli but had a goal and an assist against Liverpool.
His PSG record on the whole is unreal, with 46 goals and 25 assists in 51 games.
At 26, he’s got years left in his prime and Malcom, Ousmane Dembele, and Philippe Coutinho have yet to grab the proverbial bulls by their horns.
Here’s why the move would not necessarily be insane rumor mill click-mongering: It takes a special cat to thrive with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, and Neymar has proven he can do that. In fact, he’d likely be in line to play a bigger role than when he previously spent time at Barca.