Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has disappointed fans who still nursed hopes of Neymar’s return back to the La Liga club.
The Brazilian forward moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 in a £198million deal, but is being linked with a return to the Nou Camp with two bids already rejected by PSG in 2019.
Last week, there were reports that Barca could make another attempt to re-sign the 28-year-old following their’s 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. But Bartomeu has now insisted that it’s impossible for the club to bring the Brazilian star back.
‘Going for a player when the club he is in doesn’t want to sell him is impossible, Bartomeu told Barca TV.
‘Last summer we tried. He is a player who, with the pandemic situation, his club does not put him in the market.
‘It is normal. The big clubs want great players.’