FC Barcelona players have proposed to "touch up" their contract to help the club to return the star of PSG Neymar in Catalonia last summer, according to defender Gerard Piqué.
"What we proposed to the president (Josep Maria Bartomeu), is to retouch our contracts because we knew there was a problem with the fair play" financial UEFA, said Wednesday night Piqué at the Spanish radio Cadena Ser.
Last summer, the soap opera of a potential return of Neymar to Barça occupied all the sports media space on both sides of the Pyrenees. But even if the player did not hide his desire to start, two years after signing for Paris for a record amount of 222 million euros, the two clubs have not agreed.
"We told him he was living in a gilded prison"
"Instead of receiving what was due to us this year, we could have transferred it to the second, third or fourth year, so that Ney could come," said the Spanish defender. "What we always want to do is support the club and if we could help it in one way or another, we had no problem with that." "We told him he was living in a gilded prison," said Pique again in reference to his former teammate, who touches at 27 years an annual salary of 38 million euros to the PSG.
Despite the failure of the transfer last summer, Neymar could still wear the shirt of Barça in the future? "In football, anything can happen and the door is open."