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Finally, we come to the player that perhaps is most likely going to FC Barcelona; it’s just that we don’t know when: Neymar.
Of course we’ve all seen the highlights of what the Brazilian wonder can do. Neymar has been linked to FC Barcelona for a few years now and while most—including myself—believe he will join Barcelona by next season, there is a possibility that he could join el blaugrana in January.
What would it take for this to happen?
For one, it’d take for Barcelona to struggle scoring goals. Pedro looks back in form, but Alexis Sanchez is still struggling to find the back of the net. If injuries come play for the Barça forwards, Tito Vilanova may ask Sandro Rosell to find a way (and money) to bring in Neymar for the rest of the season and beyond.
As far as money, FC Barcelona would find the money to pay the transfer fee. Earlier this year, Canal SER (Spain) reported that Barcelona has already made a payment of €14.5 million to Santos as a sort of down payment for Neymar.
Personally, I don’t want to see Neymar come to FC Barcelona this season. I don’t think the team needs him with David Villa, Pedro, Alexis, as well as Isaac Cuenca and Cristian Tello. Let’s not forget that young Gerard Deulofeu.
Neymar is without a doubt the best player in South America and he will make a great addition to FC Barcelona one day.
Could that one day come in January? We'll see.
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