Despite a new day of discussions between leaders in Paris and Barcelona, the Neymar file is still deadlocked. Barça would have submitted two new names to the Paris camp.
Present in Monaco on the occasion of the draw of the group stage of the Champions League, Nasser Al-Khalafi and Josep Maria Bartomeu had much talk about the return of Neymar in Catalonia, no agreement was reached still to be found. Three days before the closing of the transfer market, the situation becomes critical even if all parties agreed to continue discussions on Friday.
The blocking points seem however numerous. If Ousmane Dembélé seems to hold the key to the transfer of Neymar, he is not the only one not to want to hear a departure for Paris. To believe The Team, it would be the same for Jean-Clair Todibo. Barred by Gerard Pique, Clément Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti in Barcelona, the former Toulouse probably does not see the interest of rallying to Paris where the waiting Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe and Abdou Diallo. And even Ivan Rakitic, not completely insensitive to the interest of the club of the capital, would be equally tempted by a departure to Juventus Turin, also in discussions with the Croatian midfielder.
This is inevitably problematic for Barça, which can not put more than 140 million euros on the table. The Catalan club could regret having lent Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich while the Brazilian seemed to be in the papers of the champions of France. Or not, not everyone is really convinced by the real intentions of the Blaugrana …
Always according The TeamHowever, the Catalans would have returned to the charge, Thursday night, with two new players in addition to Rakitic. Not sure, however, that these two Barcelona elements whose names have not filtered are more open to the idea of leaving Barça to join Paris. What makes the situation critical and makes the game of the champions of Spain. This is at least the feeling in Catalonia where we are convinced that a point of no return has been reached and that the PSG can not keep Neymar whatever happens. Three days before the fateful date, the Brazilian is still in Paris.