Barcelona offer two stars plus €40m to PSG in Neymar swap proposal

Date published: Tuesday 16th July 2019 11:42

Barcelona have reportedly offered €40m plus two of their top stars in a bid to re-sign Neymar from PSG this summer.

The Catalan giants are trying to lure the Brazilian back to the Nou Camp this season, with Neymar having already expressed to the PSG board that he wants out this summer.

The reigning Ligue 1 champions are looking to recuperate as much of the €222m they paid for the 27-year-old as they can, but a report in AS claims Barca have offered them €40m plus first-team stars Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho, in particular, has struggled to replicate the form he showed at Liverpool since his big-money move back in January 2018, while Dembele has not always been first-choice under Ernesto Valverde.

However, the report goes on to add that Barca potentially face a violation of financial fair play, since they have already paid €120m for France frontman Antoine Griezmann.

NEYMAR DEMAND COULD HINDER RETURN

Meanwhile, in a fresh development, it’s claimed that Neymar’s return could be complicated by a demand from the Brazilian.

Marca claims that the forward is still seeking a loyalty payment from the Catalan club – something that has caused issues between all parties ever since his arrival.

He wants the full £40m from his old club which was promised to him when he renewed his contract in 2016. Barcelona have so far only paid £18m.

Neymar was due to get a second instalment on July 31, 2017. However, that payment never arrived as Barcelona knew about his intentions to leave. Just two days later, that is exactly what he did.

And now Barcelona are refusing to budge, arguing that the £18m they paid should be RETURNED as it was linked to him remaining at the club for the entirety of his contract.

With that issue refusing to go away, Neymar’s move back to Barca is now said to be hanging by a thread.

 

 

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