What Neymar did to Josep Maria Bartomeu days before leaving Barcelona for PSG

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It seems no one really knows how Neymar is feeling at Paris Saint-Germain at the moment.

It's been three months since the Brazil international swapped Barcelona for PSG in a world-record deal and various sources suggest he regrets the move.

But speaking to journalists while on international duty last week, Neymar insisted the reports are false and that he's completely committed in Paris.

An emotional Neymar said: "I had a great welcome [in Paris]. "I talked to Tite (Brazil's manager), this is something that has hurt me little by little.

"I don't like made up stories. My trouble is with part of the press. It is not against everyone. It is against those that think they know it all, but they don't.

"I have no issue with [Edinson] Cavani, no issue with the coach (Unai Emery). On the contrary, I came to PSG with his support."

Neymar claims he's happy in the French capital, but his recent return to Barcelona to visit his old teammates hinted otherwise.

According to Marca, the 25-year-old told the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez: "Remember me, I want to come back."

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Fresh reports, per the same source, have now emerged revealing further details about Neymar leaving Barca for PSG and apparently he was desperate to stay.

In a last-ditch bid to stop his move to PSG, which was driven by his father and agent, Neymar cried twice and begged Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu to pull the plug.

But it was too late for Bartomeu to step in, so Neymar moved to France as planned and Barca received a tidy €222 million in return.

A return to the Camp Nou will always be a possibility for the Brazilian, but Barcelona would have competition if he ever decided to leave PSG.


Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Casemiro have both opened the door to Neymar joining them at the Bernabeu, saying he will always be welcome at the club.

Neymar joining Los Blancos seems impossible at this moment in time, but he wouldn't be the first player to play for both clubs.

Brazilian Ronaldo and Luis Figo infamously appeared for Barcelona and Real Madrid at some point in their careers, though Figo's move was the more controversial.

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