The 27-year-old, who only left Barca in 2017 to join Paris Saint-Germain for €222m (roughly £200m), tried his upmost to force a move away from the Ligue 1 champions, though with both of his potential suitors in Spain unable to raise the capital to fund his transfer – due to spending heavily on their respective squads at the beginning of the summer in the form of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong – a move for the attacker never came to fruition.
Neymar remains a PSG player, for this season at least, and will now have to wait until next summer to try and seal a transfer back to La Liga.
A story stemming from El Chiringuito (via FourFourTwo) is currently circulating Twitter at the moment – courtesy of @BarcaCentre – and alleges that when Neymar found out that his dream move back to Catalonia was dead in the water, he broke down in tears. Considering his previous displays of emotion on the pitch, these claims could carry substantial weight.
Here’s how Barcelona fans reacted on Twitter…
— Geralt (@Geralt_of_Svk) September 6, 2019
He also cries for little things like diving, there’s nothing new here
— Flyboy.Stunner (@Flyboyyy21) September 6, 2019
Live footage of Neymar: pic.twitter.com/LEyasyL8GW
— Laura (@g0ldenElitist) September 6, 2019
— EspaiBarca (@BarcaEspai) September 6, 2019
Get over it
— Ntuthuko Duma (@Duma08) September 6, 2019
More like.. pic.twitter.com/DKgrjfFKMu
— #THANOS (@nithinbobanjose) September 6, 2019
Enough of this man please!
— Free Spirit (@LuwaOfficial_) September 6, 2019
Barcelona fans, do you think you need Neymar back at the Nou Camp?