A report from today’s paper edition of the Spanish newspaper AS has suggested that Barcelona’s top priority this summer is Brazilian striker Neymar.
The report details how the Blaugrana would be willing to do anything to close the deal with Paris Saint Germain for the Brazilian star, who was sold by the Catalan club to PSG for a world record fee. President Josep Maria Bartomeu has identified Neymar as the priority, deviating from the preferences of coach Quique Setién, who instead is pushing to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez.
Barcelona would be willing to send multiple players to Paris in exchange for Neymar, the report continues, including French defender Samuel Umtiti. The Brazilian star would also like to return to Spain and return to Catalonia.
Barcelona are still interested in Lautaro, the report adds. The Blaugrana would be happy to postpone to talks for the 22-year-old Argentine striker until next year, instead looking to sign the player in the summer of 2021.