Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims Spanish rivals Real Madrid still don't understand why Brazilian ace Neymar opted to move to the Catalans back in 2013.
Neymar, of course, has gone on to achieve great success at the Nou Camp in recent years, having played a key role in helping the club secure the treble last season.
And, as reported by the Daily Mail, Bartomeu, who is set to go on trial after allegations of tax evasion and fraud over the signing of Neymar, has insisted that he will continue to defend the club.
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"In Madrid they still don't understand Neymar chose Barca and they are trying to create difficulties for the club and for him,' he told RAC1.
"Let's see how the trial finishes, but I will never get tired of defending club and player interests.
The forward, of course, was linked with a shock move to Premier League giants Manchester United in the latter stages of the summer transfer window, however Bartomeu has insisted that he wants the player to retire with the club.
He continued by saying: "We haven't started negotiations with Neymar for his renewal but he is a very important player to us and we hope he retires from football at Barcelona."
There's no doubt about it, it's crucial the Spanish champions manage to keep Neymar at the club for the long-term. At the end of the day, with the trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and, of course, Neymar at the club's disposal, they stand a wonderful chance of securing sustained success.
Luis Enrique's side are most definitely the team to beat on both the domestic and European scene this season, and they will take some stopping.
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