Paris Saint Germain superstar Neymar has admitted he did everything at his disposal to move back to Barcelona before Lione Messi joined him in France.
Neymar moved to PSG in the summer of 2017 for £200m in controversial circumstances after La Liga tried to prevent the Brazilian from leaving after the French giants triggered his release clause.
In the summer of 2019, there was heavy speculation that Barcelona was trying to sign him up again and Neymar has now cleared the air about the incident.
“I tried to return to Barca. We tried everything, but it wasn’t possible,” Neymar told Brazil legend Ronaldo on the Fenomenos podcast.
His time at PSG has had its fair share of drama with the club ultras, at one point, blaming him for not respecting the club but all those speculations were put to rest when in May last year, he committed his future to the Parc des Princes with a lucrative new deal that will keep him in the French capital until 2025.
PSG has since signed Messi and there is a belief that the Brazilian is now settled at the club as he ponders on winning titles with the French giants.