Barcelona have set in motion their ‘Operation Neymar’ to re-sign the Brazilian striker, with Goal understanding he is ready to call time on his career at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Catalans have been in touch with Neymar’s camp to start the process of his comeback to Camp Nou.
Goal’s sources in Catalunya understand Neymar, who moved to PSG in 2017 for a world-record transfer fee of €222 million (£195m/$260m), is unhappy at Parc des Princes and looking for a way out despite just over a year in France laden with goals and trophies.
The star’s team have been in touch with several Barca directors, who have responded with detailed instructions over how a deal that just a few short months ago seemed impossible could become a reality.
First of all, Barca are insistent that, after director Pep Segura’s recent public comments over the possibility of the Brazilian returning, the next step must come from the player himself.
The club board are aware that the manner of Neymar’s exit left a large part of the fan base disillusioned with his behaviour, that he rushed his departure and did not conduct himself in a manner fitting of the illustrious club.
As a gesture of goodwill, Neymar could make a public statement assuming his rashness in leaving in such a fashion, a move that would calm wary supporters.
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