Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Farre has informed Neymar he is “welcome” to return to Camp Nou but must first apologise to the club and withdraw his lawsuits.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has engaged in many legal disputes with Barcelona in recent years over alleged unpaid signing and loyalty bonuses.
Nonetheless, the Brazilian has been consistently linked with a return to the club where he won six major honours before joining PSG in a world-record £200million transfer in 2017.
Farre would leap at the chance to bring the 28-year-old back to the Blaugrana – but only on the condition the player eats humble pie.
“Neymar will be welcome but the first thing he has to do is withdraw his demands and ask for forgiveness,” the Barcelona presidential hopeful told Catalan outlet RAC 1.
“We have spoken to his people and they have told us about ‘going home’. Who doesn’t want the third-best player in the world on their team?
“There is an option of a transfer request, which would see him come for €40-45million (£37-41million).”
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Neymar has one-and-a-half years remaining on his deal in the French capital and is currently negotiating a new contract with PSG.
But Farre believes the prospect of linking up with Lionel Messi could lure the forward away from Parc des Princes.
“Messi and Neymar can play together at Barca next year. I am sure Messi does not want to leave,” Farre added.
“I have talked to his people and, while we have not made any progress, he has told me he wants to stay. But he wants to be part of a winning project.
“My proposal to him is that he renews year after year, then we create a joint brand between Messi and Barca, and that he goes on to become the club’s honorary president.
“But he will have to adapt to the current conditions of the club.”
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