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11 Aug 2019, 12:09 IST

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What is the story?

Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena admits that it might ‘damage’ to see Neymar Jr be a part of arch-rivals Actual Madrid, amid experiences that Los Blancos want to deliver the Paris Saint-Germain star to the Bernabeu.

In case you did not know…

Neymar has been closely linked with a sensational return to Catalunya this summer season, with experiences claiming the Spanish champions are eager on bringing the ahead again, regardless of the best way he left the membership for PSG in a world document €222 million deal in 2017.

In latest weeks, Actual Madrid have emerged as stunning rivals within the race for Neymar’s signature and are reportedly prepared to half with €100 million and 2018 Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric in trade for his companies. 

No official bid has been made for the Brazil worldwide up to now however PSG director Leonardo has confirmed that talks over a possible exit are extra superior than earlier than.

Each Barcelona and Actual Madrid are being held off by monetary constraints after spending massive cash in the summertime switch window. Whereas the Blaugrana secured the signings of Frenkie de Jong, Antoine Griezmann and Junior Firpo, Los Blancos Blancos signed the likes of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic.

The guts of the matter

Alena has addressed rumours of Neymar’s exit after Saturday’s pleasant in opposition to Napoli and has expressed his need to see the Brazilian return to Barcelona somewhat than be a part of Actual Madrid.

Talking to reporters, the Spaniard said,

“It will damage if Neymar went to our everlasting rival, particularly after enjoying [for Barcelona].

“We hope that he comes again. He is a spectacular participant, the most effective on the planet. If he comes again it might be a tremendous signing, it might be an unbelievable technique to shut the switch window. He would make us all higher.”

What’s subsequent?

With Neymar’s future nonetheless very a lot within the air, it stays to be seen the place precisely he’ll ply his commerce subsequent season. 

In the meantime, Barcelona are set to kick off their new La Liga marketing campaign in opposition to Athletic Bilbao on Friday.