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Barcelona president: Neymar’s return is impossible, we have chosen a different path

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Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, excluded striker Neymar’s return from Paris Saint-Germain.

The president admits that he spoke with Neymar and that they saw each other several times. However, Neymar himself and his entourage never told him that the player wanted to return.

Neymar has a contract with PSG, he is spending the second season at the club and it’s hard for Josep to imagine that the club will let the player go. At least, Bartomeu wasn’t eager to sell the attacker when the Brazilian played for Barcelona.

Spanish clubs are required to include compensation amount in players’ contracts. There is no such a problem in France, so Neymar’s sale is simply impossible.

Bartomeu said that Barcelona had chosen a different path – with Dembele and Coutinho. The club should move on with them. These are the two biggest transfers in the club’s history and Barcelona are 100% counting on them.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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