Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are still far away from finding an agreement over Neymar’s return to La Liga, according to the Parisians’ CEO Leonardo
The ongoing Neymar transfer saga is yet to get its epilogue, although Barcelona and PSG are still working to find a deal that would be beneficial for both parties.
The Catalans have been in frequent talks with the reigning Ligue 1 holders for the Brazilian forward in the recent period, but they have yet to satisfy PSG’s appetites.
After making it clear to the board that he wants to leave Parc des Princes, the 27-year-old has become the Blaugrana’s top target, but they have yet to meet PSG’s staggering demands.
La Liga giants are left with a few days before the European transfer window slams shut, and they are hoping to get the deal over the line before the deadline.
However, Leonardo has admitted that the parties are still distant, although he has refused to rule out Neymar’s departure before September 2.
“The first time we received a proposal from Barcelona for Neymar was on August 27. They have not yet given us an offer which has met our demands,” the Brazilian told Reuters.
🗣️ — Summary of Leonardo (PSG sporting director)'s words:— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) August 30, 2019
• There is no deal, but the negotiations are not 'broken'.
• Neymar only wants to move to Barcelona.
• PSG might accept players and money.
• Everything depends on Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/rqYGQLx0Yj
“PSG’s position on Neymar has always been clear: if a satisfactory offer arrives then he could leave, but that is not the case. The negotiations have not broken down, but there’s no agreement for now because our demands have not been met.”
Leonardo has also confessed that the former Santos star wants to part company with PSG, although insisting he won’t be allowed to leave unless PSG’s interests are met.
“He’s an extraordinary player, but his relationship with the club isn’t the best right now.”
Less than 24 hours ago, Neymar’s return to Barcelona seemed like a done deal, but the Catalans will have to improve their offer after all.