The signing of Neymar to Barcelona remains unrealistic mainly as a result of current financial constraints faced by the Catalans.
Barcelona sold Neymar to Paris Saint Germain for a world record transfer fee of 222m euros three seasons ago. Since then, the Catalan club has constantly linked with the Brazilian.
In January 2019, Neymar almost pulled the upset by making a shock return to his first European club. However, the deal fell through as the La Liga club could not finance the deal.
The 28-year old Brazil international who was perceived to be Neymar’s replacement at Barcelona two seasons ago may likely miss out on a return to Barcelona in the nearest future even as the club now relies on youngsters like Ansu Fati and Pedri.
Barcelona may no longer see Neymar as an alternative to Messi. There have been rumours of a possible move for Jadon Sancho, although the Englishman would prefer a move to England instead.
But why ruling out Neymar’s return to Barcelona despite heavy links in the past?
Barcelona is currently going through tough financial challenges and may not be able to finance high-level deals similar to Neymar.
According to Marca, The coronavirus pandemic which brought the Spanish economy to a standstill caused Barcelona’s revenue to drop.