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Neymar decided to leave Camp Nou to start a new life at Paris Saint-Germain, where he found, among others, Angel di Maria, while the Argentina international has revealed that he almost made the opposite trip, to join the Blaugrana.
I was close to joining Barcelona – close and far away at the same time
the PSG winger told ESPN, without giving details though, about what exactly didn’t work out at the end.
It’s difficult to go to such a club. It wasn’t done, but life sometimes has surprises, you never know
di Maria said, not ruling out a move to Barcelona in the future. Was it though because he has played for Real Madrid in the past, that weighed on against a move to Camp Nou?
The chance of going there wasn’t affected by the fact that I had already worn the white of Real Madrid. I might have been whistled at Camp Nou before, but it was nothing significant
the Argentine said, revealing which is the one club that he would never play for;
Apart from Newell’s Old Boys, because I am a supporter of Rosario Central, I could play anywhere. And wherever I go, I will always give my maximum
the Central academy ‘product’ said, ruling out the possibility of joining, ever, his boyhood club’s city rivals.