Bartomeu claimed that Neymar did all he could to move to the Camp Nou and also revealed that PSG asked for some Barcelona players to be a part of the deal.
Neymar had been extensively linked with a move to Barcelona this Summer. However, the deal failed to see the light of day eventually. Barcelona President, Josef Maria Bartomeu admitted that they did all they could to make Neymar’s return possible however, they never odder players upfront.
All the player were asked by PSG and Barcelona denied their proposals. Bartomeu admitted that the player wanted to come back to the Camp Nou but now has another strategy in place as he is set to play with the Parisiens at least until January.
“Neymar did everything possible because it was what he wanted,” Bartomeu was quoted by Malay Mail. “I think now he has another strategy, another project and this season he will play for PSG.” “Barca had already planned their squad, but the opportunity to sign Neymar was one that came up in the market,” he said. “His signing was an extra — it wasn’t planned. “Barca never offered our players. It was PSG who asked for them in the negotiations. “The deal didn’t go through because the club could not meet PSG’s demands.””Neymar can’t join Barca in January, and the Barca dressing room doesn’t decide anything,” Bartomeu told Barca TV.
Bartomeu claimed that Barcelona hadn’t planned to sign Neymar in the summer. The move was spontaneous. This is comes in after the president also said that this would be his last year is Barcelona President.
Josep’s Barcelona stint
Bartomeu started his Barcelona career as President in 2014. His first started was unimaginable as the club won the treble that season. He was also the president who brought in Neymar into Barcelona. His stint has its ups and downs.
Many fans have rejected the president’s transfer decisions. Signing Ousmane Dembele and letting go Neymar etc. Under his leadership, Barcelona has won more than 10 trophies that included 1 Champions League and 4 La Liga trophies. To know more about Josep’ s recent interview read the following article.
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In a recent interview, the club president also claimed that their star player and club legend Lionel Messi can leave the club for free next season. His statement drew a lot of eyes as the news of Messi leaving Barcelona is very surprising.
The one-club player has won every major trophy possible with Barcelona and would not want to leave the club. However, the clause in his contract states that he can leave for free if he so wishes. Barcelona fans would want this news to be as false as possible. While some clubs have started having hoped to see Messi next season in their jersey. Arsenal fans took to twitter claiming the Messi would join them next season for free.