Former Barca president, Sandro Rosell, pushed Cristiano Ronaldo out of the top 2 in the world and believed that the prospect of Neymar returning to Barca was the best.
Speaking to Radio Marca, Mr. Sandro Rosell said: “If I were the president of Barca, I would bring Neymar back. He is the best player in the world, second only to Messi and completely in line with the team’s philosophy. ball”. “However, with my experience, I will sign two contracts with him, one for professionalism and the other for attitude.”
‘Neymar’s the second-best in the world, just behind Messi’
In the past, Neymar was the contract Rosell brought to Barca. Talent is undisputed, but the Brazilian and Barca stars have great contradictions on non-professional terms such as salaries, bonuses, and “loyalty money”.
Neymar left Barca in 2017 to switch to PSG for 222 million euros. After only one season, both saw the mistake and tried to reunite but failed. He is too expensive, while Barca has too many economic problems to bring the Brazilian star back to the Camp Nou.
Before the outbreak, he had 18 goals and 10 assists after 22 games for PSG in all competitions. Ligue 1 was canceled, and PSG was awarded the championship. In the Champions League, he shined brightly when he scored 2 goals in 2 turns to help PSG defeat Dortmund in the eighth round.
The relationship between him and PSG is also not good as the Brazilian striker recently refused to reduce 70% of his salary to support the team during the break.
This summer, Barca still wants Neymar but is entangled in a tough transfer as Lautaro Martinez from Inter. The Argentinian striker costs 111 million euros, and Inter does not accept payment other than cash.
Half a billion dollars did not help Barca replace Neymar
Nearly 3 years are about to pass from the day Barca lost Neymar to PSG, the effects of this pressure on the Camp Nou team have to bow.
Marca just released shocking statistics about the level of Barca’s extravagance. After selling Neymar in 2017 for $ 244 million, the Camp Nou team spent $ 530 million to bring in offensive players to fill the void of the Brazilian star.
This number has superstars (Coutinho, Griezmann), young players (Dembele, Malcolm), even those who do not fit the capacity and value of Barca (Boateng, Braithwaite, Alcacer). The common denominator of all is a failure.
Not only the entire amount of Brazilian players sold, but the Camp Nou team also lost nearly 300 million for inappropriate names.
For a long time, the fans have been accustomed to Barca overwhelming the opponent with a fine style of football with leader Lionel Messi as well as surrounding superstars like Xavi, Iniesta, Luis Suarez or Neymar himself.
After consecutive defeats in the reverse position, Barca is now the prey of the weaker clubs in the Champions League. Any team would dream of overthrowing Barca the way AS Roma or Liverpool did.
Looking at that fact, Barca is in a great crisis after consecutive mistakes in the transfer market over the years. The amount of Barca wasted to fill the void of Neymar may not stop at half a billion dollars.