Neymar Next Club Odds: Forward Now Even Money to Rejoin Barcelona

Martin Green

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:11 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019 9:11 PM UTC

The Brazilian is desperate to return to his old stomping ground.
<p>The odds on Brazilian superstar Neymar rejoining Barcelona this summer have plummeted after he failed to turn up for the first day of pre-season training. PSG promised to take “appropriate action” after Neymar’s no show and sporting director Leonardo has now declared that he could leave the club. “Neymar can leave PSG, if there is an offer that suits everyone,” he said. “But to date, we do not know if anyone wants to buy him, or at what price. All this is not done in a day, that’s for sure.”</p><p>The forward joined PSG in a world record €222 million deal in 2017 after four years at the Nou Camp. He won the Champions League and two La Liga titles during his time at Barcelona, but he was unable to clinch the ultimate prize for all Brazilian footballers: the Ballon d’Or. Neymar felt totally overshadowed by Lionel Messi at Barca and decided to forge his own path in a bid to seize individual glory. However, despite two Ligue 1 titles in two years, the dream has well and truly turned sour, as PSG have flopped in the Champions League and Neymar’s reputation has taken a pounding.</p><div><h2>Neymar Next Club Odds</h2><p>He has been craving a return to Barcelona for many months, and he has declared he is willing to publicly apologise to fans for leaving. If Barcelona can manage to offload Philippe Coutinho and possibly Ousmane Dembele too, they could potentially raise the necessary funds to bring him back to the Nou Camp. <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Paddy Power">Paddy Power</a> now makes him 2.0 (even money) to rejoin Barcelona before the transfer window closes this summer, while he is 2.4 (7/5) to stay at PSG and 6.0 (5/1) to sign for Real Madrid.</p><h2>Should Brazil Recall Neymar?</h2><p>Neymar was due to lead Brazil into battle at Copa America this summer, but he was stripped of the captaincy as punishment for his ill discipline during the 2018/19 season. He hit a fan as PSG lost to Rennes in the French Cup final and was reportedly involved in a bust-up with teammates in the dressing room. He then pulled out of the Copa America squad, and Brazil did brilliantly without him. Roberto Firmino, Coutinho, Everton Soares, Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison were on song in attack as Brazil won the competition, landing their first trophy since 2007.</p><p>Brazil are now the outright favourites with <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Bet365</a> to win the 2022 World Cup and there is an argument that they will have a better chance of success without Neymar and his histrionics. Yet he remains a wonderful player and he will be desperate to return to Barcelona, remind everyone of his talents, finally seize that elusive Ballon d’Or and carry his country to glory too. It will be fascinating to see if he can push through a move before the transfer window slams shut.</p></div>
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