RAC1: Dressing room pressure is the main reason why Neymar is joining Barca
- Barca veteran players are desperate for Neymar to return.
- It appears that Bartomeu succumbed to their pressure and decided to make a move for the Brazilian.
- Both technical and economic departments of the club are against this signing.
With Barcelona delegation in Paris for what would reportedly should become the final push for Neymar transfer, interesting details of the deal are starting to arise.
According to RAC1 reporter Martha Ramon, if the move IS completed it would be almost solely due to the president Josep Maria Bartomeu succumbing to the pressure of the senior players in the dressing room and trying to ensure his Champions League legacy.
The technical department does not see the addition of the Brazilian to the squad as a necessity while the club's economic section sees it as a big risk.
According to a very reliable ESPN reporter Sam Marsden, the Catalans are ready to offer as much as 100 million euros for the Brazilian as well as include two players of their own in the deal - Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho.
Until this very moment, Barcelona were hoping that they can complete the transfer using only players and not money. In fact, they contemplated adding Ousmane Dembele and Nelson Semedo in the deal on top of Coutinho and Neymar.
The Parisians in their turn are not interested in Rakitic but wouldn't mind getting Semedo in addition to Phil. The first Barca offer consisting of 60 million euros and Philippe Coutinho have already been turned down.
As for the player's pressure for Ney's transfer, it appears indeed to be the case. Several Barcelona senior players have been in constant contact with the Brazilian trying to convince him to come back to the Camp Nou, according to Diario Sport.
Gerard Pique, for one, has been very transparent with what exactly former Barca teammates ask Neymar to do:
"It has to be Neymar who speaks out," the defender said last week as cited by ESPN. "Of course, we speak with him, but it's not right to reveal private conversations. If he wants to speak out or give his opinion, he has to come out and say it. He's a crack on and off the pitch and we're waiting to see what happens. I can't say anything else."
Making 100 million signings just to keep the dressing room happy doesn't seem very wise, does it?
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