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Neymar Says "Yes" To Barcelona Transfer And Is Prepared To Force Move From PSG

Neymar Says "Yes" To Barcelona Transfer And Is Prepared To Force Move From PSG

Neymar has reportedly said "yes" to a sensational Barcelona transfer and is more than willing to force his departure from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Neymar is committed to securing a stunning return to his former club in the summer ahead of the 2020/21 season.

The Brazilian superstar has been the subject of intense transfer speculation in the last 12 months following his world record transfer to PSG in 2017.

Barcelona were open to signing the 28-year-old last summer, but they failed to meet PSG's huge demands.

However, reports in Spain claim the player's representatives have reached out to Barcelona to confirm he's prepared to do whatever it takes to head back to Catalunya.

The French club are now expected to consider bids in the region of €150 million (£139 million) with Neymar ready to take a pay cut to secure a move to Barcelona.

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Barcelona will have to raise funds to splash out an enormous amount of money on Neymar and Spanish football expert Guillem Balagué believes Antoine Griezmann could be the man to make way.

"In the 14 goals that [Griezmann's] scored [in all competitions], 10 of them were the first goal of the game," he explained.

"So he has got a knack of doing that kind of thing, of being influential from that point of view. But you expect so much more from him.

"I don't see a happy player, I see a player that, not so much that he doesn't know what to do, it's perhaps that it doesn't come natural to do the things that they are demanding of him, like getting himself between the full-back and the centre-back, run in-behind all the time, add depth to the team that way and penetration.

"He does it for a while but eventually he just wants to be part of what's happening.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"So, would they want to get rid of him? Remember, Barcelona want Neymar and they don't have the money," Balagué added.

"So, yes, I think it will be a possibility of getting rid of Griezmann and perhaps Griezmann will feel that is the thing to do too.

"Neymar is a priority and that's why I'm saying the departure perhaps of Griezmann and/or [Philippe] Coutinho will help on the finances for that."

Neymar to Barcelona? Watch this space.

Topics: Football News, Griezmann, Football, Barcelona, PSG, Neymar, Summer Transfer

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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