Always very talkative about the news of FC Barcelona, as part of a column for a foreign sports betting site, Rivaldo was very skeptical about the possibility of Neymar’s return in the near future. “Now is not the time,” said the 48-year-old former footballer. The fault of the economic context and the situation of the player at Paris Saint-Germain.
“It doesn’t matter who Barca’s new president will be (who will be elected in the elections scheduled for January, editor’s note), I don’t believe he will make this potentially very controversial decision to bring Neymar back. And let’s be honest, the financial situation of the club makes it very difficult to sign, “said the 2002 Brazilian world champion in remarks transcribed Thursday by AS.
Nevertheless convinced that a return will be possible one day
“Today, Neymar is happy in Paris and he would even think of extending, he also noted. So I do not think a return to Barcelona is a possibility in the near future. For now, in any case”. Because “contrary to what he says”, Rivaldo still thinks that the PSG playmaker can still imagine wearing the Blaugrana jersey again: “I think he can come back one day.”
In the meantime, Rivaldo, who went to Barça from 1997 to 2002, thinks that the club will still have to recruit a striker in the winter transfer window: “They will have to manage and dive into the market to find a striker who is affordable and or someone who is willing to lower their salary to play for Barcelona. “