The ex-Barça player is still on the list of the Catalans, but it seems to be a difficult operation for the summer due to the financial issues within the club. According to L’Equipe, PSG is clear that they should renew Neymar’s contract which ends in 2022 as soon as possible, otherwise the 28-year-old will leave the Parisien club for quite a small fee next summer.
Reportedly, the intention of PSG is to keep Neymar at all costs, but they know that the Brazilian is willing to return to Barcelona to reunite with his old team-mates, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Earlier, PSG tried to organize a meeting during the confinement to discuss a contract renewal, but no progress had been made.
?️ — Bartomeu: "The Neymar operation is not possible because all clubs in Europe are in a difficult situation." pic.twitter.com/Q5lmJT0cYV— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) July 7, 2020
Even though reports claim that Neymar has reached an agreement with PSG to facilitate his departure and return to Barcelona ahead of next season, Barcelona is financially not capable of such transfer this summer.
As things stand, Neymar is training with PSG and prepares for the Champions League quarterfinal match against Atalanta. The two options for the Brazilian are currently to either renew (which seems less likely) or wait until next season for a Barcelona move when the Catalan club financially can afford such transfer.
Barcelona presidential candidate takes a jab at Madrid president, calls him VARentino Perez
The presidential elections are edging ever closer and the people are already picking their favourites. However, this battle has very much become a two-horse race and even calling it that is putting it quite mildly as well. Joan Laporta is, to many, the frontrunner for the position while Victor Font and Antoni Freixa are lagging far behind.
This is especially true for the latter who seems to stand no chance against two big names in the business. But Freixa is still trying and campaigning as well. One of his latest moves was actually taking a dig at both Real Madrid and his direct rivals.
Following in Laporta’s footsteps of mocking the Madridistas, according to AS‘ report, Freixa addressed Florentino Perez, Real’s president, as ‘VARentino’ in one of his slogans.
‘I will not allow VARentino to control LaLiga,’, read the slogan to be more precise. Of course, some socis will undoubtedly find this funny and appealing. After all, Laporta’s dig was well received in the community because Barcelona fans, and any other fans for that matter, like jabs like these that are aimed at their arch-rivals.
However, Freixa also took a dig at Laporta as well, calling him out for not attending the debate with himself and Font. Either way, we can safely say the tension is slowly but surely on the rise.
March is also rapidly approaching and the candidates are using all the aces they have up their sleeves. We still don’t know who will have the final say but at the same time, there are some indications suggesting there is a clear favourite after all.
We’ll just have to wait and see.