Neymar’s recently released documentary on Netflix has revealed many details about how close he was to leaving Paris Saint-Germain to return to Barcelona.
Brazil’s love of the city and the Catalan club is no secret, and it seems that the return to Camp Nou was on the cards for the summer of 2019, only a series of events finally saw the movement pass.
His father’s comments in the documentary confirm that Neymar was unhappy at PSG, and has almost been linked with Luis Suarez and Leo Messi.
“He wanted to leave PSG to return to Barcelona,” said his father.
“I did not want him to leave PSG, but who do I work for?
“We tried to leave PSG peacefully but it didn’t work out.”
Neymar himself has spoken out about a possible move and his reason for wanting to leave PSG.
“When I decided to leave PSG, it was not because of a fan or a team. It was because I realized I was going to feel better somewhere else,” Neymar said.
“I have never had anything against PSG fans, or the team itself. It never happened. Instead, thank you very much.
“Even though I didn’t want to continue, I had to train myself because if I played badly everyone would blame me.
“When we lose I am the first person. I know the burden and responsibility I have.”