Ivan Rakitic: 'I'd welcome Neymar return to Barcelona'


Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly been banned from selling Neymar by the Emir of Qatar.

BARCELONA would welcome Neymar back with open arms, according to Philippe Coutinho.

Within Barcelona, few are keen to make such a deal happen and Croatian midfielder Rakitic is one of those.

'He is a great player.

Marco Ruiz of Spanish daily AS on Monday wrote that a meeting between Real, Neymar Sr. and the player's lawyers recently took place in Paris, where it's said to have been agreed €400 million (£354 million) would be enough to sign the Brazil worldwide.

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"Neymar's not said anything to me, but if it was up to me I would open the door for him to come back right now", Rakitic told reporters after Barca beat Malaga to move 11 points clear at the top of La Liga. "I would always put Neymar in my team".

Ruiz highlighted Al-Khelaifi's dropping faith in Neymar's commitment after the PSG figurehead recently said he was "2,000 percent sure" the player would stay in Paris beyond the summer.

The former Liverpool midfielder would relish the chance to link up with Neymar at club level.

Opting for the surgery on the basis that it would allow him to partake in Brazil's World Cup campaign without hindrance, reports in Spain's Sport are now suggesting that the Brazilian will not play for PSG again.

"That can be seen in any games you watch him in and he's also a great guy off the field too".