Neymar’s club could not meet the French champions’ demands to push through a return to the Camp Nou from PSG in the close season. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said that Neymar did everything possible because it was what he wanted.
The 27-year-old Brazilian was so desperate to return to the Camp Nou that he reportedly offered $22 million of his own money to help the deal go through.
Bartomeu said that Barca never planned to offer their players as it had been mentioned, but rather PSG asked for them in the negotiations. Also, Barca never intended to sign Neymar, but it was something that just came up in the market.
Neymar has not fully participated in his club matches since moving to the Parc des Princes, due to suspensions and injuries. He had laid out his intentions to lead his new employer to Champions League glory, but he has not achieved his objective.
Neymar has a record of 51 goals in 58 games in all competitions. In his two seasons in France, PSG has failed to clear the Round of 16.