Neymar Jr transfer a possibility – Barcelona may sell Neymar – Joan Laporta
Former Barcelona President Joan Laporta has said in a recent interview that Barcelona might sell the star striker Neymar Jr in order to balance their revenues with income. He further said that Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona and if he were the president of Barcelona he would never let Messi go. He revealed that while he was the president of Barcelona (from 2003 to 2010), he received many offers from other clubs to sell Messi. However he always told them that is was impossible.
Barcelona management have given statements recently that they wish to keep Neymar Jr at the club till retirement. But Joan Laporta’s comment on Neymar Jr. is significant and shows that the player has not gained a reputation which Lionel Messi has among the former club officials and management. After recent media reports and this comment, Neymar Jr transfer is beginning to look more of a possibility. In case Neymar Jr transfer takes place, Barcelona will surely get a lot of money out of the transfer. However, the loss in terms of future prospects and performances will be huge for the team.
Currently the matter of a possible Neymar Jr transfer to any other club is not clear.With Barcelona officials keeping negotiations related to contract renewal of Neymar Jr out of public and media sight, many rumors are circulating in the press. Yesterday there were reports of Neymar Jr seeking an exist from the club in order to reach his full potential and to get out of the shadow of Lionel Messi.
Earlier this season Manchester United tried their level best to make Neymar Jr transfer a reality. However, the player is still at Barcelona. But the question is for how long? There are a handful of clubs who would be able to afford Neymar Jr. and would be willing to pay a world record transfer fee. In case Neymar Jr transfer does take place, it will be interesting to see which club the player chooses next.