Iniesta: Barcelona will have stronger squad even if Real Madrid sign Neymar


Neymar has been frequently linked with a move to Madrid since he joined PSG From Barca in a world record €222 million deal last summer.

Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol says he doesn't see any problem with Neymar pursuing a move to Real Madrid, although he can't imagine Paris Saint-Germain allowing their star player to leave.

Manchester City have also been credited with an interest in Neymar, with Mundo Deportivo claiming the Brazil forward is enamoured by the prospect of joining the Premier League and playing under Pep Guardiola. Speaking to Spanish radio show El Larguero, Iniesta said: "Normally, when you leave somewhere it's hard to go back".

He has scored 29 goals in 30 appearances, including 19 assists as Unai Emery leads the club to his first French title. "Normally, when you leave somewhere it's hard to go back". Madrid have openly courted Neymar on several occasions and many of their players have openly suggested quite recently that the Brazilian should move to the Spanish capital to fulfill his ambitions of becoming the world's best and challenge the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Widely considered the best out and out winger in the world at the time of his switch, Bale has failed to live up to expectation on a personal note, and has struggled greatly with injury.


Real head coach Zinedine Zidane refused to be drawn on speculation linking the Bernabeu club with a summer move for Neymar last week.

Boss Unai Emery is expected to leave at the end of the season, with the hunt for a new manager ongoing.

"I would not go anywhere to compete against my club, all scenarios that are not competing against Barcelona are possible", Iniesta said, as quoted on

Zahavi apparently had a few meetings with the Real chief in recent weeks.

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