Newly-signed defender Nelson Semedo had a totally unexpected exchange of words (and more) with Neymar in Barcelona’s training on Friday, but that’s something that happens even at teams that are famous for having a ‘family’ atmosphere like Barcelona.
When it comes to the Brazilian star’s future, his teammates’ stance has been unanimous for days now, they want him to stay, confident that no amount of money will be better than having him on their side.
It will be a pity if he leaves Barcelona. If he leaves, it will not change our affection for him. We all want him to stay. He is one of the best three players in the world and we need to enjoy him
Luis Suarez said in a Press conference before their friendly game against Real Madrid in the US.
I hope he stays, for what he brings to the team, to the club, both on and off the field. He’s a fantastic player, and I don’t think that getting 200 or 300 million euros for him will be better than having Neymar with us
Andres Iniesta said next, sitting next to Suarez in the same Press conference.
Hours earlier, Carles Puyol, Barcelona’s legendary defender and former captain, asked Neymar to clarify things as soon as possible, rather tired of this whole matter.
According to reports, the Brazilian has already agreed with PSG, and what he’s waiting for is them to activate his release clause of 222 million euros, which they will only do if they are sure they won’t get in trouble with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.