Published: Sun, August 11, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Neymar to miss start of French league amid transfer talk

Neymar to miss start of French league amid transfer talk

The game of Barcelona vs. Napoli will be played on Saturday, August 10 at 5 pm EST (10 pm BST).

The Brazil global has been tipped for a move away from the Parc des Princes throughout the summer transfer window, with Barcelona and Real Madrid most notably linked with a move for the world's most expensive footballer.

His suitors will have been galvanized by PSG's sporting director, former Brazil global Leonardo, announcing that talks regarding Neymar cutting short his stay with the French champions are progressing.

Neymar joined PSG from FC Barcelona in 2017 in a deal valued at a record 222 million euros (206.6 million pounds).

"We hope that he comes back".

Samuel Umtiti isn't anywhere close to the player he was before his injury, and his lack of pace was exposed on more than one occasion.

"If he comes back it would be an wonderful signing, it would be an incredible way to close the transfer window".

Alena isn't the only Barca player hoping to see Neymar return to Camp Nou this season with Gerard Pique also recently declaring he'd be delighted to see the Brazilian back.

He is waiting to see what moves Ernesto Valverde's sides make but also how his situation would evolve in Paris.

They've also urged the Brazil worldwide to stress his desire to move back to the Camp Nou, but manager Ernesto Valverde has played down his knowledge of a potential deal.

"There are people that weren't happy with how he left, but there are a lot of people who were very happy with his performances".

"As it stands, I don't know what is going to happen". A personal opinion doesn't change anything.

Tuchel added: "I have not spoken with Neymar". Of course we speak with him, but it's not right to reveal private conversations.

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