Neymar ‘Says Yes’ to Barcelona Return & ‘Will Pressure PSG’s Hierarchy’ Into Summer Sale

?Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has apparently told Barcelona’s decision-makers he wants to return to the Camp Nou at the end of the season.

The 28-year-old has spent the last three years at the Parc des Princes following a world record €222m move from Barcelona, with Neymar going on to score 69 goals and pick up 39 assists in just 80 appearances.

The Brazil international was heavily linked with a move back to Barcelona last summer, and although a transfer failed to materialise, Sport reports Neymar will be at the centre of yet another transfer saga this year.

Neymar Junior

Neymar has apparently already told Barcelona’s hierarchy that he wants to return to the club, but he’ll be forced to put pressure on PSG to allow the sale.

The 28-year-old has already turned down the chance to extend his contract in the French capital beyond 2022.

It’s not reported whether Barcelona will once again consider a player-plus-cash deal to bring Neymar back to the club, having offered the likes of Ousmane Dembélé, Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakiti? last summer.

Neymar would likely be forced to take a major pay cut if he does return to Barcelona due to the club’s current financial situation, which has been made worse by the suspension which was imposed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Sport outlines the club could be forced to drop their interest in Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba for the same reasons, while ?Jérémie Boga is being considered as a possible alternative to Neymar.

Jeremie Boga

The Ivory Coast international only joined Sassuolo from Chelsea in 2018, but Boga has been one of the breakout stars in Serie A this season, either scoring or assisting in every other league appearances for the club.

Boga, like Neymar, only has a contract until 2022 and he already has experience playing in La Liga thanks to a year-long loan spell with Granada during the 2016/17 season.

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