Neymar's return to Barcelona is 'imminent' with PSG star set to take huge pay cut
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Neymar is reportedly edging ever closer to leaving Paris Saint Germain for a return to Barcelona.
It has been widely reported that Neymar was told by new PSG boss Luis Enrique that he is no longer in the club’s plans for the future and that the best way to gain minutes on the pitch is to find a new club.
The likes of Chelsea, Barcelona, Newcastle United and several Saudi Arabian clubs have all since been linked with the Brazilian.
According to Marc Marba on La Porteria, Neymar could imminently make a shock return to Barcelona, the club he left for Paris in a world record deal back in 2017.
It has been claimed that Barcelona have extra funds available to them after selling 16 per cent of Barca Studios.
As a result of the sale, it is believed that an extra €60 million can be put into Barcelona’s accounts.
The report claims that Barcelona and Neymar are close to finalising an agreement on personal terms.
Neymar is reportedly willing to take a huge pay cut in order to secure a return to La Liga.
It is believed that Neymar’s PSG contract is worth between €30 and €40 million per year and that he is willing to settle on a yearly salary of around €12 million in Catalonia.
In addition, Neymar is said to be in negotiations with PSG in order to terminate his contract with the French giants.
However, it has been reported that Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez is not entirely convinced about having Neymar in his squad.
Despite playing together during their Barcelona days, Xavi feels the arrival of Neymar could hamper the current chemistry between the players.
It is believed that the Spaniard thinks Neymar will not fit into his style of play and his attitude could be problematic inside the dressing room.
Although Xavi has his concerns, Barcelona’s board members are believed to be firmly behind the idea of brining Neymar back as they see him as an economic gold mine.
As a result, the transfer could help get the club’s finances back on track.
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