Unai Emery: Neymar joined PSG to be like Messi at Barca
- Former PSG boss explains why the Brazilian left the Catalans in 2017.
- However, Emery now backs Neymar to rejoin Barcelona.
- He believes La Liga is the best place for the Brazilian to become the world's best player.
Former PSG and Arsenal head coach Unai Emery discussed Neymar in an interview with Cadena SER. He was in charge of the Parisians when the Brazilian arrived for the record-breaking €222million in 2017.
Emery explained why Neymar left the Camp Nou stadium after all. He said: "Neymar joined PSG to become like Leo Messi at Barcelona."
However, Emery now backed Neymar to rejoin the Catalan giants. He added: "There are many rumours on Neymar's potential Barcelona return. Once, I helped PSG to sign him. Now I am in Spain and I believe Neymar should come back as well."
Emery concluded: "He is 27 years old and has all the conditions to be the best player in the world. In Spain I would like him to come back because the best players have to be in the best teams."
Emery also mentioned that Neymar was the best player he has ever coached.
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