Ernesto Valverde insist Barcelona aren’t preparing for life without Neymar after the forward’s two goals against Juventus.
Neymar proved the match winner against the Serie A champions in 2-1 friendly victory even as his future remains in doubt amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
“Barcelona are not going to do without Neymar. We know the group dynamics and we want him with us, that’s clear,” Valverde said post-match, Mundo Deportivo reports.
It’s claimed elsewhere that Barcelona’s senior players, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, have done their best to talk Neymar into staying, even though it was said that Neymar had told President Josep Maria Bartomeu that he wants to leave the club.