Josep Maria Bartomeu affirmed last Friday that there was no case
Neymar because the player wants to leave the PSG but the French club does not want to sell it. Yesterday, the Barcelona president insisted that nothing had changed. However, the truth is that there is case
Neymar. It is possible that in the end it becomes a case in which Barça is only a secondary actor and the player finishes without leaving Paris or going to another site, but that there is a total imbroglio is notorious. And not only because the player did not show up on Monday when he returned to the PSG training, saying that he had some acts of his foundation and that, in his opinion, he does not have to return until the 15th. Also because the French team, which seeks to convey a more serious image and less concessions with the whims of its stars, has admitted that the Brazilian is for sale … if you get a good offer.
This was recognized by the new sports director of PSG, the ex-football player Leonardo, in an interview with the French newspaper Le Parisien
. "Neymar can leave if there is an offer that suits everyone. But today, we do not know if someone wants to buy it or at what price. Obviously, all this is not resolved in one day, "argued Leonardo. That "agrees to everybody" is basically that it is a proposal with many zeros because, not in vain, the PSG paid 222 million by Neymar.
The PSG ensures that Neymar will leave if a good offer comes and Bartomeu says that nothing has changed
What is clear to the French club are two things. The first, that the forward wants to force his way out. The second, which has a current contract with the Parisian team. "Everyone knows they want to go. But in football one day you say one thing and the next day another … It's incredible but that's the way it is. He has three years left with us. And since we have not received an offer, we can not discuss anything, "said the sports director of PSG, seen in Paris as the man behind Monday's statement in which Neymar's team said it would take appropriate measures his absence in training.
Leonardo also dropped that there had been some superficial contacts with Barcelona, but nothing serious. It is about informal conversations through representatives. An exchange of views through which Barcelona knows that the price of the attacker is very high.
The Neymar vaudeville, manual, is burning stages
Barça, in this sense, thinks that the passage of time can favor it. Bartomeu already declared a few weeks ago that summer would be very long. The Blaugrana club believes that the problem is with PSG and Neymar and that signing the player would be, to a large extent, doing him a favor. Does Barcelona want to recover who was his footballer? Yes. At any price? The answer is no. On this occasion the Barcelona team is in a position of strength with respect to PSG because there are not so many clubs in the world with enough economic muscle to face a transfer and a salary of these characteristics and because the player prefers to return to the Camp Nou.
"Nothing has changed compared to Friday," said Bartomeu yesterday, who acknowledged that Barça will be attentive to the market until August 31, at the presentation of goalkeeper Neto. In that act he was accompanied by the manager Javier Bordas, the manager, Pep Segura, the technical secretary, Éric Abidal, or the CEO, Òscar Grau. Also present was André Cury, an advisor to Barça in Brazil, just landed in the Copa América. Cury took the opportunity to talk with Kia Joorabchian, agent of Neto and Coutinho. The future of the second is at the eaves and more with the Neymar affair on the table.
Meanwhile, the Neymar vaudeville, manual, is burning stages. First he let his loved ones fall that he wants to leave, provoking the anger of the PSG, and then he did not show up for training in an act of rebellion. Nothing that other vedettes have not done. It remains to know the end of the work. For that there is still enough.