Barcelona transfer news: Barca star agrees a deal with EPL club, Neymar set for a return? and more - 9th January, 2019
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Neymar set for a Camp Nou return
According to reports in Catalunya Radio, Brazilian winger Neymar's entourage met with Barcelona scout Andre Cury late last year over a possible return for Neymar back to Camp Nou.
Cury is an important member of Barcelona's backroom staff as he is a key figure in handling the club's Brazilian operations. He met with Pini Zahavi, the agent, who was the man behind Neymar's move to PSG a couple of back and Alvaro Costa, who is an inmate of Neymar and a go-between for Barcelona and Nike.
With such influential figures meeting to discuss about the future of Neymar, one cannot rule out the Brazilian moving back to Barcelona in the near future. Even Barcelona captain Leo Messi recently admitted that he would love to have Neymar back at the club.
“Neymar back to Barcelona? I see it is complicated. We would love him to come back for what he means, both as a player and for the locker room. We are friends, we lived through nice moments and others not so nice, but we spend a lot of time together. However, I find it very difficult for him to leave Paris. PSG is not going to let Neymar go," Messi told Marca
Over the last few days, there were a lot of rumours, especially in the Catalan press, that Neymar is desperate for a move back to Barcelona and the news of this direct meeting between the two parties that could prove pivotal. Neymar, who was bought by Barcelona in 2013, moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 for a world-record transfer fee.