There’s been a lot of talk about Neymar to Barça recently as the Brazilian reportedly expressed his desire to return to the Catalan capital. His countryman, Rivaldo, as well as Ander Herrera, have also commented on the situation.
Of course, this is truly a story of old and it seems that the transfer saga of the last summer is bound to return with the arrival of the upcoming transfer window.
Just recently, Mundo Deportivo have reported that Neymar has expressed his desire to return to Barça and has even confessed as much to some of his closest colleagues and friends. He regrets leaving and his only intention is to once again don the Azulgrana colours, sooner rather than later.
In other news, Rivaldo has given his two cents on the matter, saying to Betfair that Dembélé could indeed be sacrificed to smoothen things up with PSG.
‘Of course, Barca will need to pay some additional money to pull off the deal, but I think this could be a mutually beneficial piece of business for both clubs. Dembélé could see it as a good move, as he will have the chance to rediscover his best form and become one of PSG’s star players.” explained Rivaldo to the publication.
And this is not really a surprise either since the Frenchman has reportedly been put on the transfer market by the club and we could indeed see him depart sooner rather than later.
But that’s still not all and Ander Herrera, one of the current PSG players, was also asked about the potential departures of both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar by AS and he seems to believe the French outfit are a sort of club who buy stars and doesn’t sell them.
‘You need to think about a really key thing, and I’ve talked about this with Kylian, PSG isn’t a club that sells its stars, quite the opposite, it buys them.’, said Herrera.
And while that is still very true, one has to also consider the current situation with the recent outbreak and the financial strain that has put on many clubs across the globe, Barcelona included.
With all of that being said, can they really afford the Brazilian without some drastic cuts within the squad? Only time will tell but it certainly doesn’t bode that well for them.
Joan Laporta clear favourite to take over presidential job at Barcelona
March 7 is approaching rapidly and in just four days, Barcelona will be getting a brand new president. At this moment, the seat is up for grabs and we have no idea who will end up sitting in it. However, the media do have some predictions and it seems there is a clear favourite after all.
According to a recent poll that was relayed by Rothko, Joan Laporta leads the way in presidential votes with a total of 58.1% between February 28 and March 1.
A survey conducted within socis able to vote shows that, as of today, Joan Laporta is still the clear favorite. They were also asked on who they thought was going to win, in which Laporta also came first.— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) March 2, 2021
— @RothkoCC via @mas_que_pelotas pic.twitter.com/Vzd6FlzOEp
At the moment, Victor Font is in second place with 28.1% and Antoni Freixa is last with 12.7%. The rest, as the outlet suggests, are people who are still undecided or have given in a blank piece of paper, refusing to cast their votes.
But either way, this is quite telling and seeing Laporta ahead by quite a margin could tell us more about the potential winner. If these polls are anything to go by, the former president could indeed sweep these elections and get another shot at leading the club quite soon.
Of course, a lot can still change and there have been different polls with different results circulating the media. For that reason, nothing is set in stone just yet.
The best we can do is wait for March 7 and see for ourselves. It’s nearly time now and Barcelona’s future depends on those results.
What a scary but at the same time exciting statement that is.