LIONEL MESSI has revealed there is a sour taste in the mouths of some at Barcelona over the potential return of Neymar.
Neymar moved for a staggering £200million and after officials from the French club and Barca met on Tuesday, a return to the La Liga champions might be a possibility for the 27-year-old.
Neymar has scored 51 goals in 58 appearances in all competitions for PSG, but it seems like it is going to take a lot more than goals to sway the minds of some of his former team-mates and officials at the club.
Messi, who has recently said that he will never play for another club except for Barcelona, shared the sentiments of the team when it comes to welcoming Neymar back.
He told Buenos Aires radio station Metro 95.1: ”It is difficult to bring him back.
“Firstly because it was difficult to see him leave, secondly because of how he left.
”There are people from the club and the members who do not want him to return.
”If it is for sports, Ney is one of the best in the world, but I understand all the other factors.”
Barca are reportedly offering Neymar £153million to be paid after a year’s loan.
The loan coast would be at least £31.6m, but they might offer players to reduce the cash payment as negotiations continue.
One thing is almost certain.
The return of Neymar would see the vaunted ‘MSN’ trident of Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar pieced back together.
That world class trio is one that would be difficult to overlook for Ernesto Valverde, even if it does not get the backing of everybody at the club.
Source: The Sun