After the failure of Barca to buy back Neymar last summer, it seems that the Catalonia club has had a powerful way for Neymar to resign from PSG.
The unsuccessful Barcelona brought the Brazilian back to Camp Nou because he could not meet PSG’s asking price of € 300 million. It was heard that Neymar wanted to return to Barcelona, but PSG remained in its stance wanting to make Neymar a star at the club.
Barca spent a lot of money on a transfer last summer and it was even reported that Barca had taken a loan to be able to buy Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid which cost € 120 million. This also makes Barca unable to hook Neymar back, the price is already expensive, also because of UEFA’s rules regarding Financial Fairplay.
However, the Blaugrana chase for Neymar hasn’t stopped here. As reported by Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are still interested in bringing Neymar back to the club and finally find a way to make it happen. Philippe Coutinho is the key. Barcelona need to release certain players to get enough money around € 180 million to PSG for the Neymar transfer fee. Selling a number of players will also help ease the burden on players’ salaries. To make this happen, the club closely monitors Coutinho’s situation. The Brazilian, currently on loan at Bayern Munich, has so far undergone a successful season, scoring 7 goals and 7 assists in all competitions for Munich.
With the return of the Coutinho game which began to improve, as he showed when he was at Liverpool, it would be better for the Catalan giant to sell it and use the money to fund Neymar’s move. If Bayern use the courage to buy Coutinho, Barca will get almost € 120 million from the deal. if that doesn’t happen, then with his current form, Coutinho will attract a lot of interest from the Premier League, especially from clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, who need players of Coutinho caliber.
Reporting from Transfermarkt, Coutinho’s market value dropped to € 70 million as of December 2019. However, if the Brazilian forward is able to maintain his current form of play throughout the season, his valuation will probably increase to at least € 100 million, which means sufficient cash for Barcelona to buy Neymar next summer.
Besides Coutinho, Barca will also sell his star players such as Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti. It seems that if they sell the two players, the Barca cash will be surplus. This is done because if Barca succeeded in bringing back Neymar, then automatically the salary to be paid is also high to the Brazilian player. Selling a few players is a good reason to be financially stable.
The Sun also quoted in its news, precisely in October, Gerard Pique claimed that Barcelona stars were prepared to do salary deductions to help the club sign Neymar contracts. This reflects how much Barca wants to bring Neymar back to his gridiron.