PSG made a record deal for the South American striker, with Neymar seen as moving away from the shadow that Messi cast in Catalonia.
Neymar would allow becoming a Barca giant again
Neymar’s return to Barcelona would allow LaLiga giants and talismanic skipper Leo Messi to become a giant again, says Dani Alves. The Brazilian superstar said goodbye to Camp Nou during the 2017 summer transfer window. PSG made a record deal for the South American striker, with Neymar seen as moving away from the shadow that Messi cast in Catalonia. However, it didn’t take long to talk about a possible return to Spain to surface. Leafing his steps to Barca was dedicated to Neymar, and the Blaugrana eager to greet a familiar face in their books. They are not the only side who has expressed interest in the talented 28-year-old, with Clasico rivals from Real Madrid, are also old-time quibbles. Still, Alves believes that his fellow countryman should take the second spell along with Messi and co.
Neymar had a huge offer from Madrid
The former Barça and PSG right-back told. “The only one I tried to convince was Neymar to go to Barcelona. He had a huge offer from Real Madrid, and I told him that if he wants to be cheerful, he should come to Barcelona. It is the only time I have not convinced anyone of anything. “If I were Ney, I would come back without thinking about it. I don’t think that people make mistakes when they make a decision. Everybody knows that Neymar can help Barcelona, Messi and the club become a giant again in LaLiga, in Europe. Football is becoming more and more steady. The squad has 11, and with Leo Messi, you have 13. The squad has 11, and with Neymar, you have 13.” While discussing the return of Neymar to Barcelona, Alves does not regret that he missed back to Camp Nou on his move.
The highly experienced and highly decorated 37-year-old defender left for Juventus in 2016 and has since spent time at PSG and São Paulo, but there has been talked of returning to Catalonia at one stage. “Things were being discussed, but nothing ever came of it,” Dani confirmed. “I’m not bitter, but they are.”