Barcelona are reportedly interested in resigning Neymar Jr from Paris Saint-Germain as they continue to monitor his contract situation.
Barcelona have made several attempts to re-sign Neymar Jr ever since his world-record transfer move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017. The Brazilian has also attempted to push a move back to Camp Nou in the past during his initial few seasons at Paris.
However, the 29-year-old looks settled at Paris Saint-Germain and is keen on extending his contract at the Parc des Princes as PSG continue to grow as serious title contenders for the UEFA Champions League trophy. While his current suitors have a better project in place, his former suitors are still interested in resigning him as part of the rebuild under the newly appointed president, Joan Laporta.
Mundo Deportivo reports that although the Catalans want Neymar back, they do not plan on spending a handsome figure in the transfer market to resign the Brazilian forward. Instead, a potential free transfer in the summer of 2022 is what Barcelona are looking forward to.
The 29-year-old is on contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2022 and it has been hinted in the past that renewal is on the cards. PSG plan on offering the talismanic forward a bumper five-year contract along with an increment in his wages. An offer that Barca can certainly not meet given their economic and financial restraints.
In fact, the monetary factor is not the only variable for Neymar to renew terms with his current side but also the project in plan. Since his move in 2017, PSG have only made progress every season in Europe’s elite competition, meanwhile, on the flipside, Barcelona have simply regressed with every passing season in the UCL.
The Catalans are currently going through a period of recession and are in the state of a rebuild. Paris Saint-Germain on the other end look like the favourites to win the UEFA Champions League this season if they manage to get past Bayern Munich in the quarter-final.
With that being said, it is more than likely that Neymar Jr will want to extend his contract at Paris Saint-Germain and play out the remaining years of his career in the Parc des Princes rather than at the Camp Nou.