Some sources have recently reported about Neymar returning to Barca. As you know, Neymar left Barcelona in 2017. Now he has a chance to come back. The amount is known. However, the Catalans are trying to add Lautaro Martinez as well.
In 2017, Neymar transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros. Since then, during almost every transfer window, there were different transfer reports and rumors about the return of the Brazilian player to Catalonia.
The 28-year-old was the closest to returning to Spain last summer. But then the teams could not agree on a transfer fee, and Neymar remained in the French capital.
According to Sport, PSG has named to Barcelona the transfer fee for Neymar. According to the latest reports, the French team is asking for 175 million euros in Brazil. Paris Saint-Germain are losing money as they bought the player for € 222 million at the time. But the economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic must also be taken into account.
How Barca are going to afford two noisy transfers?
Despite a kind of discount, it is very likely that it will be difficult for Barcelona to pay such an enormous amount of money amid the crisis. Also worth noting is the fact that the Spanish national team’s primary transfer target this summer is the addition of Lautaro Martinez, who is also quite expensive. The chances of Barcelona making two noisy transfers at the same time are almost miserable.
Neymar has a contract with PSG until the summer of 2022. The Brazilian has made 15 appearances in Ligue 1 in the 2019/20 season, scoring 13 goals and assisting six.