Neymar between Madrid and Barcelona – with Messi in the mix
- Updated: 23rd August 2019
The novel surrounding Neymar has been exciting the past couple of days in Spain and France, with the fate of the Brazilian superstar pending between rivals – Real Madrid and Barcelona. More recently, even Lionel Messi seems to be interested on the matter.
Neymar between Madrid and Barcelona – with Messi in the mix: A very strong desire
When a player of Neymar’s dimension announces his desire of abandoning a club it becomes really difficult for that club to hold on to him, not only due to the harassment that the player will suffer, as well as the unsustainability of having such an expensive player thwarted.
Neymar has already admitted that he is kind of regretting his change from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, and his anxiety of giving a new path to his career has been clear in recent years.
Upon this scenario, only Real Madrid seems to be really focused on his signing, even because not every club can afford the Brazilian.
On the other hand, returning to the club of origin, that is, Barcelona, it would also be a scenario that would please the player, but is the Blaugrana club willing to do that?
Barça hired Antoine Griezmann this season, and they count with Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembélé and still Philippe Coutinho.
However, they certainly don’t need other offensive stars in their roster, however, Real Madrid’s entrance into this scenario scared the Catalan club.
Lionel Messi doesn’t want Neymar on the other side of the barricade
After the supposed advance on the deals between Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and the player itself, now there are some news that
Messi has contacted Neymar in the sense of talking him off a potential move to Real Madrid.
After having disagreed with Neymar’s departure in 2017, Messi is once again showing his desire of being able to count with the Brazilian superstar on his side.
However, a potential signing of Neymar from Barcelona should always mean the departure of at least a player.
Coutinho and Dembélé would always be at the top of the list in case that happened, but we’ll wait a little bit more in order to understand if Barcelona can even get into the scene.
— Elmer Polanco (@PolancoESA) August 12, 2019
With Messi interested on the team, Barcelona might change their approach regarding this transfer, although right now it seems relatively clear that Neymar might be way more useful on a Real Madrid in construction.
Neymar might form a wonder-duo with Hazard
If Barcelona currently has a luxurious attacking trio with Suárez, Messi and Griezmann, the possibility of Real Madrid forming an attack
where they had Eden Hazard and Neymar might balance things for the rivals, but will the Brazilian still be interested on that scenario after the approach of his former teammate Lionel Messi?
All of this are speculations that will prolong themselves until the existence and announcement of an official deal, independently of the club that ensures his services.
La Liga starts this Friday already
While the doubts regarding Neymar’s future continue to oscillate between Barcelona and Madrid, La Liga will kick off this Friday already on the Basque Country. It will be a trial of fire for Barcelona at the San Mamés against Ath. Bilbao.
The home side tends to be a tough nut to crack upon the fans and the probable absence of Lionel Messi, that is still recovering from injury and it should contribute to increase the difficulty of the Catalan task.
Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid also won’t have an easy debut, that gave reasons for apprehension throughout the pre-season.
Starting the season at the Balaídos against Celta de Vigo won’t be the best of the scenarios for a team still rebuilding that gives signs of lack of intermeshing.
With Neymar’s deal on standby, maybe a demonstration of strength by one of these clubs on their debut match might attract the Brazilian star more to one of these two sides. However, everything seems to be more dependant from a potential deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
The club that manages to reach a platform of agreement with the Parisians should ensure the services of one of the most desired players in the planet.