Years of speculation has now come to an end, finally.
Neymar left Barcelona back in the summer of 2017 and since then it has been three years of constant speculation about his return. The rumors peaked last summer but after the club failed to land him back in 2019, it was being believed that in 2020, they would definitely get their prodigal son back home.
However, despite the stern criticism from Leo Messi and other players over the failure to land Neymar, Barcelona have reached a decision to not pursue his transfer anymore. Reports and talks from inside the board in Barcelona are confirming that the economic crisis in Europe is peaking due to the spread of the CoVID-19 and signing a player by breaking the bank is no longer going to be possible.
The club will instead shift their focus on extending the contract of Leo Messi and signing Lautaro Martinez, an out and out 22-year-old center forward from Inter Milan. The decisions to extend Leo’s contract and sign Martinez are definitely worth celebrating. However, having to give up on Neymar’s future will affect not just the club but the player as well who has burned all bridges with PSG and in all probability be sold somewhere else now.
Where will Neymar end up then this coming summer?