Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has stated that the club won’t be capable of signing Brazilian forward, Neymar back to the club.
Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 in a £198million deal, but has been linked with a return to the Nou Camp with two bids already rejected by PSG in 2019.
Last week, there were reports that Barca could make another attempt to re-sign the 28-year-old following their’s 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. But Bartomeu has now insisted that it’s impossible for the club to bring the Brazilian star back.
‘Going for a player when the club he is in doesn’t want to sell him is impossible, Bartomeu told Barca TV.
‘Last summer we tried. He is a player who, with the pandemic situation, his club does not put him in the market.
‘It is normal. The big clubs want great players.’
Earlier today, Barcelona appointed former Netherlands manager, Ronald Koeman as it’s new manager following the sacking of Quique Satien.
Koeman has left his post in charge of the Netherlands national team to takeover the Camp Nou hot seat. His contract will last till 2022.
Barca on Wednesday August 19, released an official statement on their website confirming the news, which reads:
“FC Barcelona and Ronald Koeman have reached an agreement for the Dutchman to take over as first-team coach until 30 June 2022”
“The Blaugrana legend, hero of Wembley, the man who handed Barca their first-ever victory in the European Cup returns to Camp Nou.
“This time, however, he will do so as coach as the Dutchman brings more than 20 years of experience as a manager and eight trophies on his CV.
“Ronald Koeman comes to FC Barcelona after coaching in the Premier League, La Liga, the Dutch league, the Portuguese league and also on the international stage with the Netherlands.”