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Andres Iniesta has explained how he would feel if Neymar signed for Real Madrid

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Neymar has been in sensational form since signing for Paris Saint-Germain last year.

He scored 19 league goals as PSG cruised to the title last season, and has already found the net 10 times in 11 Ligue 1 matches this time around.

Yet his sparkling performances may only be part of the story for Neymar in France.

Rumours have circulated in the Spanish media that the Brazilian is eyeing a return to La Liga, either with former club Barcelona or in a stunning move to Real Madrid.

Neymar is reportedly unhappy with life at PSG, where the quality of football isn’t nearly as competitive as it is in Spain’s top flight.

Adding to the 26-year-old’s woes is Kylian Mbappe’s immense rise.

Neymar left Barcelona in part because he was in Lionel Messi’s shadow; now Mbappe is the star in Paris after helping France win the World Cup.

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Iniesta's thoughts on Neymar to Real

So, could a move back to Spain actually happen?

Barcelona’s wage bill makes a return to the Camp Nou difficult. Real Madrid, though, could afford to pay the fees that it would take to sign him.

Just as it angered Barcelona fans when Luis Figo signed for Los Blancos in 2000, the sight of Neymar in the famous white shirt would feel like a betrayal to Barca supporters.

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Andres Iniesta dropped his opinion on the idea of Neymar signing for Barca’s rivals when he spoke to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

The Spaniard, who spent 16 seasons at Barcelona, said he wouldn't be hurt by such a transfer - and believes the Blaugrana would still be able to compete with Real.

"It wouldn't hurt me because they are decisions that if they happen, happen," Iniesta said, per ESPN. "Madrid would reinforce themselves with a unique player.

"Barcelona have unique players and I see them candidates to win all the titles.

"Barca have reinforced themselves well this year. There are people like [Philippe] Coutinho, who has adapted well. I see a powerful team."

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We'll have to wait and see whether Real decide to go in for Neymar. It would be one of the most controversial moves in recent history.

Iniesta doubts that his old team could complete a deal to sign the Brazil international.

"I think it's difficult," Iniesta added. "Obviously Neymar continues to be one of the best and in any team he would make a difference. But it's not easy to return." 

Topics:
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Kylian Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar
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Barcelona
Andres Iniesta

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