Neymar's father confirmed that negotiations between Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are still under way for the return of his son to the Catalan club, despite the failure to complete the deal before the closure of the summer transfer period on the second of this month.
Barcelona have struggled this summer to meet Neymar's desire to return to Camp Nou, which he left in 2017 to move to the French capital in a record deal worth 222 million euros, but failed to reach an agreement with the management of Saint Germain.
The Brazilian star has not played in any of the Ligue 1 championships this season, first because of injury and then because of his public desire to leave the team. 27 years.
The future does not seem to have been decided despite the closure of the summer transfer window. Neymar, the father in charge of his son's business, told Sky Sports from the Scottish capital where he was a participant at the Edinburgh Sports Conference that "negotiations between the two clubs have not ended "The Brazilian only wants to be in the place where he feels happy. He was happy in Barcelona."
|Neymar during Brazil's match against Peru on Tuesday (French)|
"When his friends ask him if he wants to return (to Barcelona), he is sad," he said, because he did not get his wish this summer.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomio revealed a few days ago that the Brazilian star "did everything" to return to his former team, pointing out in an interview with the Catalan channel on Friday, "Barcelona had planned to form, but the opportunity came to sign Neymar."
"His contract was an addition and was not planned," Bartumio said. "Neymar did everything possible because he wanted this. I think now he has a different strategy, a different project, and this season he will play for PSG."
Neymar has scored 51 goals in 58 appearances for PSG over two seasons, and despite his domestic success, he has failed to reach the Champions League title with frequent injuries to his metatarsal.
Despite being away from PSG, Neymar was recalled to the Brazil squad and played two friendlies against Colombia (2-2) on Friday and Peru (0-1) on Tuesday.