FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta confirms having tried to recruit Neymar.
FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that the Catalan club have considered making an offer for Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar this summer, despite the Catalans’ crippling financial woes that forced them to lose Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.
Barça did indeed tempt Neymar during the summer
Neymar has always been linked with a Camp Nou return since leaving the club in 2017 and, as it turns out, the reports weren’t unfounded.
“As the figures were explained to us, we thought there was room to do it,” Laporta told Catalan radio station. RAC1. “We hadn’t done our due diligence.
Not to miss
“They told us that he wanted to come, and that he could not continue there, after convincing the club [de le laisser partir]”.
“But it’s football and whoever makes the best offer wins. Not signing him was a good thing, it wouldn’t have helped.”
“Neymar could have generated a lot of income, but not signing him was a good thing”, analyzed the leader for the Iberian media.