Gerard Pique Confirms Neymar Is Staying At Barcelona
Gerard Pique officially brought the 'Neymar to PSG' saga to an end last night, with posts on social media confirming that the Brazilian will be staying at the Camp Nou.
The 25-year-old appeared to be departing Catalonia for a world record breaking move to the Parc des Princes for a reported £199 million. However, in what is seemingly an audition for a future role as club president, Pique announced that Neymar was in fact staying with the Blaugrana, instead.
With just two words, 'Se queda' ('He's staying') Pique put an end to speculation linking the former Santos forward with a move to the French capital, much to the delight of Barcelona fans everywhere, and midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Piqué is unbelievable. This won't be forgotten... #President- David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) July 23, 2017
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Pique, in his Barca-president-to-be role, announces to the world that Neymar is staying. pic.twitter.com/LNjMrVPAEu- Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) July 24, 2017
Landed Barcelona's kit sponsor Rakuten, defends the club from smear campaigns, forced Neymar to stay the club. President Piqué. pic.twitter.com/erVWxDZeaz- #14 (@LaCroqueta6) July 23, 2017
Neymar's time at Barcelona, while hugely successful, has been mired in controversy regarding the ethics of his arrival from Santos, which is still tied up in the Spanish courts.
However, with 105 goals in 186 appearances, which have helped deliver two La Liga titles, three Copa Del Reys, a Champions League and a FIFA World Club Cup, Barcelona fans will only be concerned with the fact that the Brazilian goal machine is remaining at the Camp Nou, rather than any other potential legal ramifications the club may face over his transfer, in the future.
Featured Image Credit: Gerard Pique/Instagram