Barca Trashes Reports of Re-signing Neymar
Naomi Osaka of Japan

Barcelona [Spain], Oct 22 (ANI): Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu clarified that the club has no plans of signing the Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar again. There had been speculations in Spain that the Catalan club was interested in bringing the Brazil international back to Camp Nou from PSG.

The French club had bought Neymar in August of 2017 paying a world record €222 million (£195m/$255m).

He was part of the fearsome attacking troika along with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

Bartomeu insisted that Barca are set for a quiet January transfer window despite a stuttering start to the campaign. "Neymar? He left and there are no plans to bring him back," quoted Bartomeu.

"We don't plan to sign anyone in January unless the coaches ask for someone before then. It's a smaller squad because we have B team players who can make the first team."

Since joining PSG, Neymar has been in scintillating form, scoring 39 goals and registering 21 assists in 41 games. He has scored 11 goals in 11 games, and defender Marquinhos does not expect his team-mate to go anywhere soon. "I wish Real Madrid and Barcelona the best of luck in their attempt to bring Neymar away from here," the defender said after PSG's 5-0 win over Amiens. People know what our president is like, how he is with his people and how he loves our important players. So I don't see any reason why he should leave. He has even denied it on social media so I can't speak for him, you should ask him," he added. (ANI)

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