Ever since Neymar left Barcelona in 2017, The Spanish club have been linked with a move for the Brazilian international.
Former Barcelona player Rivaldo has now claimed that the links with Neymar are nothing but publicity stunts.
Rivaldo said: “One of the Barcelona presidential candidates announced that he will sign Neymar if he wins, but I believe he is more thinking about raising his notoriety in the press in this electoral process. Neymar has mentioned he is happy in Paris, Barcelona seem to be dealing with some financial problems, and this announcement wasn’t confirmed by a PSG director or Neymar’s agent, so I see it more like a marketing strategy to be in the news than a real possibility.”
Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud has recently claimed that he will try to sign the Barcelona superstar if he becomes the president of the club.
It seems that Emili Rousaud is trying to strengthen his presidential campaign by making promises that will get the fans on his side.
Neymar was a quality player for Barcelona during his time at the club, and their decline as a club coincided with his move to Paris Saint-Germain three years ago.
With Lionel Messi in the twilight years of his career, Barcelona need to bring in a superstar who can lead them forward, and Neymar would undoubtedly be the first choice.
It will be interesting to see in the Spanish outfit try & sign the Brazilian once the season is over.
Neymar is a world-class player who will instantly improve the Barcelona attack, but he’s unlikely to come cheap, and the Spanish club is currently under financial duress.
It will be interesting to see how the situation develops over the next few months.