Barcelona to make offer to get Neymar on loan
Brazilian soccer player Neymar in Praia Grande, São Paulo (Brazil). June, 13, 2019. EFE-EPA/ ARCHIVE / Fernando Bizerra Jr
Barcelona, Aug 19 (EFE).- FC Barcelona intends to make a written offer to Paris Saint-Germain in order to get Brazilian star Neymar Jr. on a season-long loan.
It is understood that Barcelona’s bid is to include a purchase option following the loan spell, which means no players on the Catalan side will be offered as a trade.
The LaLiga champion plans to push for the return of Neymar to the Camp Nou, according to the main Catalan language private radio station RAC 1, which cited sources close to the negotiations.
The source added that Barça’s move comes after the loan of Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich earlier in the day, a deal that includes an option to make the transfer permanent as well.
It also cited a negotiating source within Barcelona who said with such a written offer, Barcelona’s board will be confident it has a chance to seal the deal.
The Catalan radio also said a meeting was held Monday at noon at Barcelona’s headquarters, which was attended by a number of board members, including president Josep Maria Bartomeu, as well as sporting director Eric Abidal and the club’s recruiter in Brazil, Andre Cury, who is a friend of Neymar’s family. EFE