Barcelona director insists Neymar is not for sale

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Barcelona are about as close as they come to a crisis.

League defeats to Valencia, Real Sociedad and Real Madrid, and, of course, a Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico have all conspired to plunge Luis Enrique's into disaster mode, with the form of their main players particularly under scrutiny.

The misfiring trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar have each taken their turns at being criticised.


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Reports in Spain have even suggested that Barcelona could be tempted to offload Neymar because of his poor performances.

But as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain keep one eye on developments at the Nou Camp, Barca director Jordi Mestre has insisted the club have no intention of selling the Brazilian sensation.

Mestre told Barca TV: "I have said it many times - we are delighted with Neymar."

"Neymar will not be sold. We have not even thought about doing it."

He also revealed that the 24-year-old, who has scored an incredible 81 times for Barca, turned down higher wages at other clubs because he wanted to play alongside Lionel Messi.

Crisis dismissed 

"When he signed for us, he made a financial effort as other clubs were going to give him more money. He came here to play because he wanted to play good football, alongside Messi, to win trophies."

Despite their Champions League exit, he can still do just that this season. Barcelona have a Copa del Rey final against Seville in May, and they still lead La Liga on goal difference.

If the likes of Neymar, Messi, and Suarez can rediscover their form quickly, then they will still be on course for the double. Their squad needs some rebuilding over the summer, but that won't be achieved by selling Neymar.

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