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Barcelona president rules out Neymar signing

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The economic impact of the pandemic will prevent Barcelona from making efforts to bring Neymar back to the club, informs Josep Bartomeu.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has constantly been linked with a return to FC Barcelona throughout this season, although the rumors have cooled down in the last couple of weeks.

Neymar won eight major trophies and put up an impressive statistic of 105 goals in 186 games with Barcelona before deciding to end his four-year stay at the club in 2017.

On a world-record €222 million transfer, he then joined Paris Saint-Germain, where he has been unable to scale the heights of success as he once did at Camp Nou.

A reunion with Lionel Messi, who he supposedly abandoned in the hopes of joining a team in which all the spotlight can fall on him, hence, has long been mooted.

Josep Bartomeu, however, insists a transfer for the Brazilian is improbable this summer as even the European heavyweights are forced to adjust their transfer strategy due to the current climate.

The club president told RAC 1: “It is unlikely, due to the economic situation of all the clubs in Europe.”

“We will talk when the season ends. Barca has no dates on the calendar. Now we are [still] in the league.”