Barcelona vice-president announced Catalans stance over Neymar return

    Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner has dismissed the club’s interest in the out-of-favor Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar

    Ever since the summer transfer window started, the Brazilian has been heavily linked with a return to the Camp Nou after announcing his desire to part ways with PSG.

    Desperately seeking a way out of Parc des Princes, the 27-year-old has offered himself to his former employees, hopeful that he can reunite with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

    Although the recent reports said that the Catalans explore the possibility of landing the ex-Santos man on a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent next summer, Cardoner has closed the door to Neymar’s return.

    Just when the talks about Barcelona’s intention to bring Neymar back to Catalonia started to gather momentum, the Blaugrana vice-president has categorically rejected Barca’s efforts to save the Brazilian of his misery in the French capital.

    “As of today, there’s no Neymar case, as the president said, and it’s complicated,” he told TV3.

    “We are passive actors. We know he’s not happy in Paris and it’s a situation that needs to be resolved in Paris.

    “We haven’t spoken to them. There is a lot of respect between the clubs, and if there is a Neymar case one day, we’ll talk.

    “Today, at this time, it’s ruled out.”

    Neymar has spent the entire summer on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury in June and has only recently returned to training.

    As a result, he was omitted from the French giants’ squad for the French Super Cup clash with Rennes that saw PSG pull off a 2-1 win thanks to Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria’s goals in the second half.


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