Three years after his departure from Barcelona, Neymar insists on being the central theme of the Blaugrana agenda. Barcelona is in the middle of the electoral process and the Brazilian joined the debate after declaring after his match with PSG at Old Trafford against Manchester United that his intention is to play with Messi next season. Some words that can be interpreted in two ways: or that he offers to return to Barcelona in the event that Leo decides to continue as Blaugrana or a full-fledged offer to the Argentine to join him in the French team's project.
“What I want most is to be with him on the court again. He could be in my place, he has no problem. I want to play with him and I'm sure we have to do it next year “, said Neymar after his party entering fully into the electoral debate.
The return of Neymar to Barcelona is a measure that right now very few of the club's presidential candidates contemplate. Only former vice president Emili Rousaud has been openly in favor as long as the Brazilian arrived for free after his contract with the Parisian team ended.
Among the candidates most reluctant to be hired are Víctor Font and Toni Freixa, while Joan Laporta in an interview on Catalunya Ràdio tried to avoid debate. The former president affirmed that he understands the Brazilian's words as normal since “it is normal for him to say it because they are friends, but based on my experience I will not say anything that could destabilize the team.”
Until now, Messi's main suitor, who can freely negotiate with whoever he wants from next month, was the Manchester City, who does not seem particularly interested in reuniting the Argentine with Neymar again.
The Brazilian's words put PSG back in the race for Leo, who faces the decision that will mark his last years as a player.
After his attempt to leave Barça this summer, Messi's continuity is the linchpin of an electoral campaign in which the candidates must face the search for mechanisms that reconcile the poor economic health of the club with the extension of the Argentine contract.
A complicated equation to which Neymar has unexpectedly added knocking on the door when no one was expecting him.