According to Mundo Deportivo, Neymar would have told his Paris Saint-Germain teammates that he wanted to leave Ligue 1 this summer and return to Barcelona, on one condition, that of going further with his team in the Champions League, as a farewell gift.
The 28-year-old forward was in touch with his closest friends in the PSG locker rooms, including Kylian Mbappe, when the season ended.
The Brazilian was about to return to Barcelona last summer, but the two clubs failed to agree on a deal.
The pursuit of Barça de Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan, in addition to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, had apparently put an end to the club’s chances of signing the striker again this summer.
However, the former Santos player does not seem to be losing hope, although he was happy to stay at PSG after regaining the confidence of his fans.
Neymar was again in Olympic form for PSG this quarter despite some injury problems, scoring 18 times and contributing 10 assists in 22 appearances in all competitions.
PSG reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, after facing Borussia Dortmund in the last eight.
With competition expected to resume at some point this summer, Neymar would like to stay to try to deliver PSG his first title before making his comeback to La Liga via the Catalan team’s door.