As soon as the transfer window gets closer, Neymar Jr returns to the media’s ever-watchful eye. The Brazilian and his potential return to the Camp Nou is a topic that is likely to be recycled among the papers until the very end but now, as it seems, we may have reached that point.
Neymar himself has recently talked to Radio Monte Carlo (via RAC1) and put an end to all the rumours linking him with a return to Barcelona. The superstar said he wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain and that he’s happy in France.
Of course, we also know that he wants to play with Lionel Messi one more time in his career but after this statement, it seems more likely they share the pitch at Parc des Princes than the Camp Nou.
With the election coming up in Catalonia, Neymar was once again a hot topic of discussion. Virtually every presidential candidate had something to say on the matter – some wanted him to come while other were against it.
Be that as it may, if his own words are to be believed, Neymar is not planning on a big return to Barcelona – he will stay put in Paris.
This is unlikely to stop the rumour mill entirely but it does significantly decrease the Azulgrana’s chances of successfully snatching him away from PSG.
Ilaix Moriba speaks following his first screamer goal for Barcelona
Ilaix Moriba has scored his first goal for Barcelona in stunning fashion. The teenager came on as a substitute against Osasuna and linked up with Lionel Messi to get off the mark for the club.
After enjoying a wonderful time with the first team in this past month and a half, making his senior debut against Cornella in the Copa del Rey, the midfielder has gone from strength to strength. He made
Moriba replaced Sergio Busquets in the 67th minute for his fifth appearance of the season. In the final moments of the game, linked up with Lionel Messi, feinted onto his left foot before unleashing a fierce left footed shot into the top corner.
Ronald Koeman was full of praise for the youngster after his cameo against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey in midweek, and his faith in the Barça B youngster has once again paid major dividends.
The 18-year-old’s goal sealed an eighth away win of the league campaign for Barcelona, after Jordi Alba opened the scoring in the first half with a magnificent finish from a stellar lobbed through pass from Messi.
“I will never forget this moment until I die. This is where Ansu scored too. He is like a brother to me, he is from the family,” said Moriba in the post-match interview (via BarçaTV+).
Moriba added: “I want to dedicate this goal to my father and La Masia where I have learned a lot from.”
Barcelona grabbed all three points at El Sadar against a tough Osasuna side to move within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Catalans will now be hoping that the Madrid derby tomorrow will help them close the gap at the top even further.
Ilaix is also confident that they still have a chance for the title: “La Liga isn’t over for us. We will fight till the end. That is the DNA they taught us at La Masia.”