Barcelona may look to focus on signing Brazilian star Neymar in the summer instead of signing Inter star Lautaro Martinez, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
Former Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, suggested that club star Lionel Messi wants to bring Neymar back to Catalonia, which could push the Blaugrana into making a deal with Paris Saint Germain for the Brazilian, the report details.
Rosell revealed, “Messi wants Neymar back with him. And the reason is simple. Leo is the best player in history and he’s a very intelligent player, that’s why he wants other stars with him so he can win everything.”
Messi, Neymar and Inter forward Alexis Sanchez continue to have a WhatsApp chat together, the report continues, showing the friendship between the group. If the Catalan club do look to sign the 28-year-old Brazilian in the summer, then they would not be able to secure the signature of Lautaro.
Neymar has made 22 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1906 minutes. In that time, he has scored 18 goals and provided ten assists.