Report: Neymar Tells Barcelona Players 'Relax, I Will Come' Back to Camp Nou

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJune 23, 2019

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Neymar has sent Barcelona players a message saying "Relax, I will come" amid speculation the Brazil international will return to the Camp Nou this summer, according to Albert Masnou at Sport.

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Tomorrow's edition of Catalan paper SPORT claim that Neymar has sent the following WhatsApp message to the Barcelona dressing room: "Don't worry, I am coming." https://t.co/LUPchRZaLX

Per Masnou, Neymar is "convinced" he will be playing for the Spanish champions next season and has already informed Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona of his intentions.

Neymar has reportedly maintained a good relationship with his former team-mates despite leaving the club for PSG in the summer of 2017.

The Barcelona dressing room would welcome Neymar back "with open arms" and "actively prefer him to Antoine Griezmann," according to Ramiro Aldunate at Marca.

Neymar formed part of a fearsome attacking trident with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez during his four years at the Camp Nou and helped the club win multiple titles including La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League:

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Reminder: MSN scored 364 goals across all competitions in their final three seasons together. 😳 https://t.co/9n9JycOCLn

Captain Lionel Messi has said in an interview with Fox Sports Argentina that he still has a WhatsApp group with Neymar and Suarez (h/t Goal's Dejan Kalinic).

"I have a group on WhatsApp where we are – Suarez, Neymar and me," he said. "Neymar is a phenomenon and yes, we continue to talk. The name of the group has something to do with South America … 'The Three Sudacas' or something like that."

Barcelona midfielder Arthur has also said he would be happy to have Neymar at the club. He told Alvaro Olmedo at Marca: "Of course I would like it. He is a great player. It's not only me, it's everyone."

Barcelona have a number of conditions Neymar must fulfil before returning to the Camp Nou, according to UOL Esporte (h/t Lluis Miguelsanz at Sport).

The Brazilian must accept a wage cut, drop a lawsuit against Barcelona for an unpaid bonus and publicly state he wants to leave PSG for Barcelona.

Neymar may have decided his future lies away at PSG and back with his former club, but bringing the Brazilian back to the Camp Nou will be an expensive and difficult transfer for Barcelona to complete.


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