Speaking at a news conference to reveal Barcelona’s financial results and record revenues of €708m over the last 12-month period, Vives insisted Neymar remains committed to work under new head coach Ernesto Valverde and that any sale would be unimaginable.
The Brazil worldwide joined the Catalan giants in 2013 and has played alongside Lionel Messi, the five-time Ballon d’Or victor who is regarded as one of the greatest players in the world.
It seems Neymar is now growing increasingly restless at the Nou Camp as the Mirror are citing a report from Sport that claims he’s considering leaving Barca on the advice of his advisers who feel it’s necessary for him to step out of Messi’s shadow.
Barcelona forward Neymar is reportedly “uncomfortable” at the club as members of his entourage are advising him to leave the Catalan giants. The 25-year-old has been part of one of the most formidable front trio in world football alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
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As per Sport, following on from signing a new contract with Barca last October, he is tied up until 2021.
The new deal he signed previous year, sees his current release clause standing at €200million.
Neymar has scored 105 goals for Barcelona in the last 4 seasons, while also helping the club lift 2 La Liga titles, along with 3 Copa del Reys and one each of UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and Supercopa de Espana.
The report comes as Barca technical director Robert Fernandez admitted yesterday that they are interested in Verratti. An award which has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the past 9 years.
Indeed, our source is of the opinion that Manchester United lead the way for Neymar’s signature with it being implied that Jose Mourinho has been in constant touch, via phone, with the player.