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Neymar cried when his move to Barcelona didn't materialise this summer – report


PSG (opens in new tab) forward Neymar is said to have cried when a proposed move to Barcelona (opens in new tab) fell through this summer.

The Brazil international was keen to return to the Camp Nou after two underwhelming seasons with the French champions.

However, Barcelona were ultimately unable to meet PSG’s asking price and backed out of a deal before the European transfer window closed on Monday.

And according to El Chiringuito (opens in new tab), Neymar reacted emotionally when he learned that he would not be able to re-join the Blaugrana.

The Spanish TV programme reports that the 27-year-old got tearful after it became apparent that he would have to remain at PSG for another year.

Nevertheless, Neymar is said to have assured the Ligue 1 side that he will work and give his all during the 2019/20 campaign.


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Greg Lea
Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).