Arthur wants to play with both Coutinho AND Neymar at Barca
- Arthur would like Coutinho to stay because he is friends with the midfielder.
- He would also welcome Neymar at Barca because he knows him from the national team.
Barca midfielder Arthur is looking forward to the new campaign as he wants to continue playing with his good friend Coutinho:
”It’s [Coutinho’s] decision," he said on the rumours about the midfielder's potential departure. "I want him to stay because he’s a great player and he’s my friend."
Interestingly, Arthur wants Neymar to join the Blaugrana too, so he can be reunited with his Selesao teammates.
”I don’t want to bother [Neymar]. He gets asked about that by everyone. We’ll see what happens. I like playing with him on the Brazil national team and it would be great to have him here at Barca as well,” the 22-year-old concluded.
As for Neymar, according to Goal, Blaugrana are losing the race for the Brazilian, especially following the failure to offload Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian has reportedly rejected a loan move to Tottenham while the mere possibility of joining a Premier League side vanished as the transfer window in England is now closed.
Paris Saint-Germain could be perfectly happy with this scenario because this would open the door for the Brazilian joining Real Madrid. Moreover, Goal claim Los Blancos have already offered €100 million-plus.
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