A return from Neymar to FC Barcelona is said to be threatened by the financial framework of a transfer. As the Spanish newspaper Marca reports, the total cost would be 500 million euros – a sum that the Catalan association can probably not afford.
In an interview with ESPN, Neymar consultant Wagner Ribeiro had recently made it clear that Neymar could be paid for 164 million euros in summer. However, according to the Marca report, the losses resulting from the corona pandemic are said to make a transfer of this magnitude impossible.
In addition, the Brazilian international at PSG currently grosses 70 million euros per year. At FC Barcelona, however, the budget for player salaries would not allow such a sum. The only solution would therefore be for the player to lower his demands. However, this project could prove to be a difficult undertaking.
The former vice president of the club, Emili Rousaud, had previously announced interest in Neymar’s return and proposed an incremental payment of the transfer fee. To what extent PSG would accept this offer is open.