According to Le Parisien, PSG is trying to keep Neymar at the club alongside Kylian Mbappe. The club is optimistic that they can extend the Brazilian’s contract, and do not expect Barcelona to make a summer move due to the financial crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
There has been tension between Neymar and PSG, but things are going better lately between the two parties. PSG wants Neymar to sign a new contract to keep him at the club until 2024.
Neymar has told the club multiple times that he wants to return to Barcelona, and in fact, PSG was willing to let the player go. However, Barcelona does not have the means to sign the 28-year-old Samba. As things stand, Neymar will wait and see how PSG will do in the Champions League, and then make his decision.
Ten Barça attackers are nominated for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team
The renowned magazine France Football has brought the nominees for the attacking positions for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team lineup to light. The line-up is structured as a 3-4-3, with left-wing, centre-forward, and right-wing positions in the attack. Of the 30 nominees for the offensive positions, ten players have had the opportunity to defend the Blaugranas colours.
List of the ten Barça attackers that are nominated for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team
- Rivaldo. Left-wing. 1989-2015.
- Thierry Henry. Left-wing. 1994-2014.
- Histro Stoichkov. Left-wing. 1982-2003.
- Ronaldinho. Left-wing. 1998-2015.
- Johan Cruyff. Centre-forward. 1964-1984.
- Romário. Centre-forward. 1985-2009.
- Ronaldo Nazario. 1993-2011.
- Samuel Eto’o. Right-wing. 1997-2019.
- Lionel Messi. Right-wing. 2003-2020.
- Luis Figo. Right-wing. 1990-2009.
Without a doubt, each of the players on the list has played an important role with different stories in the history of FC Barcelona, and all the nominees deserve a place in the team. However, it will be nearly impossible to have a front-three of Barça’s players due to the great competition in each position.
Even though France Football is recognizing the greatness of the aforementioned legends, the magazine has lost huge credibility for Culés, with players like Luis Suárez, Dani Alves, Carles Puyol, and Gerard Piqué failing to receive a nomination for the ‘Dream Team’.
Source: France Football