Last summer, FC Barcelona bet on Antoine Griezmann to reinforce its attack but obviously, it is Neymar which was the priority of the Catalan leaders.
The Frenchman’s difficult adaptation to FC Barcelona has strengthened the Catalan leadership on his first choice, and should therefore launch new maneuvers to sign No. 10 Paris Saint-Germain in the next transfer window. Via loan or payment offers spread over time, Barcelona will try to convince Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo to let go of Neymar.
And if Barça persists at this point in the dossier leading to the Brazilian, it is because the latter is actually the only player in the world capable of taking over from Lionel Messi according to Mazinho, winner of the 1994 World Cup with the auriverde selection.
“Barcelona would be delighted if he could come back tomorrow. He is the natural replacement for Messi. There is no other to replace Messi,” said the former Brazil player clearly on Radio Marca, for whom Neymar is therefore the only viable track for FC Barcelona.
Words that strangely recall those of Rivaldo, who was on the same wavelength a few weeks ago, and also indicated that the only option for Barcelona to ensure the succession of Lionel Messi was to recruit Neymar.
“One day, his last match will come and he will quit football. Today, he still makes the difference and scores goals, but one day there should be another player who plays his role.
And in my eyes, there is only one player who can replace Messi in Barcelona and that is Neymar. He was wrong to leave Barça, but if he comes back he can do what Messi is doing ”.
It remains to be seen whether FC Barcelona will be able to complete the return of the only player in the world capable of succeeding the immense Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona.