Neymar Jr, during a match with the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona


"Neymar thought that he would come back to Barça, but there was a difference of money"

Published:15/11/2020 - 10:30h

Updated:15/11/2020 - 10:30h

The ex director of the FC Barcelona, Javier Bordas, has conceded an interview in which has explained that the Barça was very near of getting the return of Neymar Jr

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Ancient director of the FC Barcelona in the boards of Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu, Javier Embroider always had good relation with the surroundings of Neymar Jr and was one of the representatives culés that took part in the attempt of 'repechage' of the Brazilian in 2019, when it travelled to Paris to negotiate with the PSG together with the CEO Òscar Grau and Eric Abidal.

In an interview conceded to 'MD', Javier Embroider has explained the secrets of that operation and why finally did not arrive to fraguarse, although the FC Barcelona was very near to achieve the return of the Brazilian footballer and this also put a lot of his part to go back. "I was personally and had many win that it came, try it of all the possible ways", begins Embroider. "We were very near".

"It made a mistake when wanting to go, try to convince him, and to the cape of a time to go came and said that his house was the Barça and that it wanted to go back"

"We achieve that the PSG did us an offer when it never accepted at all by Verratti neither Marquinhos neither Thiago Silva... It is not a club seller and remove them to the figure... We were so near that Neymar thought that came, was ready. There was a difference of money that put his father but the clubs did not put of agreement to the hour to close the operation. We were very near to bring it, was ours idea", insists Embroider.

Precisely by the fact to having been so near, bigger was the disappointment of Leo Messi when the operation did not arrive to concretise . "I think that to Messi remains him the aftertaste that it could have brought and no brought him . But already it has seen what has happened with the virus, the same do this economic effort and now would be worse. Or the same it comes, you do not have to throw to Valverde neither fichar to Braithwaite in winter and was a thing by the another... In the football there are moments in that you have to hit and Neymar was key, but the economic part of the club was concerned", remembers the ex Catalan director.

"It was a subject of the economic area. They put a tope and could not happen from here. Some players proposed to postpone part of his wage so that it could go back Neymar. Although they had to recess quite all the wage so that it squared to level of 'Fair Play' and of LaLiga. This yes, the twice that Neymar could go back renounced to a lot of money. It is contradictory with having lawsuits with him but is another subject", signals.

The irrevocable decision of Neymar Jr

The question is that Neymar Jr arrepintió of the decision taken in 2017 and wanted to go back, but no all depended on his will. The Barça tried repescarle, but neither wanted to go down the trousers in front of the PSG. "It is that players like Neymar there is not. It made a mistake when wanting to go, try to convince him, and to the cape of a time to go came and said that his house was the Barça and that it wanted to go back. The lawsuits had removed them".

It was as it was, you Embroider it denies that Neymar went of the Barça in 2017 because it wanted to compete with Leo Messi by the Balloon of Gold and be the best of the world. "To me it has explained it to me and did not say me this. And I do not think that it went by this. He wants to be number one and knows that when it leave to be it Messi will be it he. But it was had to be number one bis with Messi", ensures. Reasons aside, the case is that 'Ney' did the cases and, without knowing it, took a decision that already seems irremediable. Because no it could him fichar in 2019 and not even tried in 2020. Hardly it will go back to dress the elastic culé...

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