Barcelona vice-president ‘cannot see’ Neymar return

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has poured cold water on reports that Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar could return to the club.

The Brazilian star joined the Parisian club in a world record €222m deal in 2017 but various reports have linked the star with a return to the Blaugrana.

“Neymar is one of the best footballers in the world, he is a star,” Mestre told Diario Sport.

“As a matter of principle, I do not believe that Barcelona should countenance his return and my belief is that it is highly unlikely that he will play for the club again.

“There are two main reasons for this, the economic reasons which would prevent a move and the fact that he is a Paris Saint-Germain player, they will not want to sell him.

“Then there is also the factor of the manner of his departure, because they (Neymar’s agents) promised us one thing and it turned out to be another path they took.

“We were going to pay for an improved contract extension but this ensured we did not because his father played two different games.”

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