Few things can be guaranteed in football these days but Luis Suarez is convinced that his team-mate and co-member of the greatest trio in football will not leave Barcelona.
The player in question is Neymar. The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from the Camp Nou but Suarez is adamant that his future lies at Barcelona.
Marca reported on Wednesday that Neymar’s father revealed a mystery club - rumoured to be Manchester United - made a €190 million bid for the 23-year-old recently.
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That news comes following Marca’s report that Real Madrid offered the Brazil captain a whopping €675,000-a-week contract in January.
But no amount of money will force the forward to leave the Messi-Suarez-Neymar trio, the Uruguayan believes.
Mundo Deportivo reported him saying: “I am convinced that Neymar’s staying.
“The club supports him, and I am sure that he will play here for many years.”
Neymar and Suarez have developed a great rapport since the latter joined from Liverpool in 2014. The Brazilian has assisted Suarez eight times this season, including the striker’s first in Wednesday’s 7-0 drubbing of Valencia.
Playing alongside Messi and Suarez certainly makes it difficult to see why Neymar would want to leave Catalonia, but mounting off-field disruptions have become an issue.
He appeared in court on Tuesday in connection with fraud and corruption allegations regarding his move from Santos in 2013, while a contract extension with Barcelona is yet to be agreed.
If either United or Madrid can snare Neymar, they will be getting the hottest property in football today. Brazil legend Ronaldinho recently tipped the Ballon d’Or finalist to one day become the world’s greatest player.