Xavi warns Barca their 'incredible signing' Neymar could be 'very difficult'
- Blaugrana legend admits this transfer could be very difficult for the Catalans.
- However, he still believes Neymar is 'one of the best players in the world'.
- Right now, there is certainty over the Brazilian's future but he is determined to leave PSG.
Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez gives his verdict on Neymar's highly-anticipated Barcelona return. The players were teammates before Xavi left the Catalan giants after the Treble-winning 2014/2015 campaign. Clearly, the midfield maestro knows the Brazilian perfectly well.
Xavi says on Neymar, as quoted by Diario AS: "He would be an incredible signing. But I see it as being difficult, honestly. I think it's very difficult. We have seen so many things that I thought I'd never see though, such as PSG paying €222 million, so we'll have to wait. There's no doubt that he's one of the best players in the world, but let's see what Barcelona do."
Barcelona winning 2015 UCL in Xavi's final game for the Catalans
Neymar's future remains in limbo as he is certain to leave Paris Saint-Germain but the club keep insisting no suitable offer has arrived yet. His relationships with PSG have deteriorated as the Brazilian went AWOL and snubbed Monday's first pre-season training season with the Parisians. The Brazilian may now face financial punishment from the club.
Various sources believe PSG price Neymar at €222 million, the same sum they paid for his services back in 2017. Barca could possibly include a couple of players in the exchange deal, however, the Parisians are said to be only interested in money.