06 Jul Barcelona transfer information:’Neymar desires to depart’ – President asserts PSG will not let star sale
Despite claiming the Brazilian is miserable in Parc des Princes, the Blaugrana main says”no way” a yield will occur this summer
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted defeat in his club’s attempts to re-sign Neymar despite asserting the player is eager to depart Paris Saint-Germain.
The prior Barcelona ahead, 27, and Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann are the Catalans’ top goals this summer.
Frenkie de Jong, Emerson and Neto would be the only new faces presently supported in Camp Nou, whereas Marc Cardona, Jasper Cillessen, Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes are one of those to maneuver on.
Barcelona’s chances of recapturing the Brazil global they offered for a world-record charge of $222 million 2017 were heightened by reports that he was miserable at Parc des Princes and angling for a transfer.
However, Bartomeu has poured cold water on which speak, recognising that should PSG are not keen to sell then Barca’s choices are restricted.
“We all know that [Neymar] needs to leave PSG, we understand that, but we know PSG don’t need him to proceed. There’s not any way,” he clarified in Friday’s press conference, while pointing out that Ousmane Dembele is much more than capable of enjoying on the left side of assault today that the Brazilian was ruled out.
“Would we need him ? We do not speak about players from additional teams, we’ve got the most esteem within an institution. There’s nothing we could do.
“[Dembele] is a young talented player, distinct from the remaining football world. He’s a football celebrity, he’s got a long time and we need him at Barca.”
The president dismissed suggestions that Neymar was being courted in the behest of ruler Lionel Messi, claiming the Argentine had no sway on transfer policy.
“I discovered that by the media, but Messi doesn’t request gamers,” he said.
“He would like to play, he needs a good, aggressive team, however, the choices are constantly down to team officials.”
While Bartomeu struck a negative tone whilst speaking to Neymar, he had been somewhat more optimistic with respect to Griezmann.
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The French World Cup winner has confirmed he will depart Atletico this summer, and though the president considers negotiations will be catchy, he affirmed the Madrid club have now been contacted within a deal.
“Yesterday there was a meeting involving Oscar Grau and Miguel Angel Gil and they spoke about the [Griezmann] subject. I can’t say any more,” he added, while respecting that the participant’s refusal to join Barca in 2018 had no bearing on that the club’s latest interest.
“That may occur, [with] Henry, Villa, Cesc… I’m not worried. The situation differs from 1 year into another. That does not mean he will come. There’s interest, yes. Whether he comes or not is another issue.”