Barcelona were £18million away from re-marking Neymar in 2019, previous chief Javier Bordas has uncovered.
Neymar left the Nou Camp in 2017 with Paris Saint-Germain crushing the exchange record to finish a £220m bargain, however the Brazilian has been intensely connected with a re-visitation of his previous club.
A move back to the Catalans has so far neglected to appear however ex-Barca chief Bordas asserted an arrangement was close a year ago, with the club offering £100m in addition to Ivan Rakitic, Ousmane Dembele and Jean-Clair Todibo in return.
‘We offered PSG €110m (£98.5m) in addition to Todibo, Rakitic and the credit of Dembele,’ Bordas revealed to Spanish radio broadcast Cadena Cope.
‘PSG needed €130m (£116.5m) in addition to Todibo, Rakitic and Dembele borrowed.
‘Neymar was €20m (£17.93m) away from returning. Neymar’s dad said that he would compensate for any shortfall however in the end that didn’t occur.’
Bordas likewise uncovered that Barca attempted to sign Kylian Mbappe in the mid year of 2017.
‘We attempted to acquire Mbappe and Dembele together. Mbappe was energized at the possibility of coming to Barca when Neymar left.’
PSG wearing chief Leonardo uncovered a week ago that Neymar has begun exchanges with the club over another agreement.
The striker helped the club arrive at the Champions League last season and scored 19 objectives in 27 games over all rivalries.
A move back to Barca looks thin given the LaLiga side’s present monetary battles because of the Covid pandemic.
The club yet to agree with players over compensation cuts. Players took a 70 percent pay decrease in March yet the club are looking cut wages by 30% to fight off feelings of dread of chapter 11.