Neymar joined the French Ligue 1 champions in 2017 for €222m.
FC Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi admits that there are complications which are hindering Neymar from making a return switch. Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain two years ago for a record-breaking £198m transfer fee and the move has not gone down well for him.
The Brazilian allegedly wants to return to Spain and the higher officials in Barcelona have also openly accepted that they tried convincing PSG to allow Neymar to return.
Lionel Messi has openly admitted in an interview with an Argentine radio station that people are still against the Brazilian in Barcelona and do not want to see him back.
Spanish outlet Sport also revealed that Messi is part of a WhatsApp group along with Luis Suarez and Neymar. The Argentine also explains the viewpoints and how both sides are twisted with each other currently which remains the biggest complication.
“We still talk and we’re in a group with Luis Suarez. We chat every now and again,” Messi said about Neymar.
“The topic of his return is a complicated one.”
“First, because it’s difficult for him to leave there.”
“Second, for the way he left (Barcelona). There are people at the club and season ticket holders who don’t want him back.”
“He’s one of the best players in the world but I also understand the other way of thinking. It’s complicated.”
The reigning La Liga champions have tried different strategies to convince the French outfit. They have tabled big-money transfer fees, player swap deals and even transfer instalments offer but none of them worked.
The 27-year old was out on national duty and have acquired a hamstring injury in the match against Nigeria. Injuries have plagued Neymar’s career in the French capital which have limited his minutes and impact on the team.
According to Spanish publication AS, the Brazilian has missed 40 games in all competitions so far. However, despite suffering so much both mentally and physically, Neymar has scored 55 goals and has created 29 assists in just 63 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions.