Coutinho, Arthur want Neymar back at Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar reportedly wants a return to Barcelona, something Philippe Coutinho and Arthur would like to happen.

Published : Jun 24, 2019 23:43 IST

Neymar is missing the ongoing Copa America due to an ankle injury.
Neymar is missing the ongoing Copa America due to an ankle injury.

Neymar is missing the ongoing Copa America due to an ankle injury.

Neymar's Brazil team-mates Philippe Coutinho and Arthur want the Paris Saint-Germain star to return to Barcelona.

A world-record €222million move to PSG in 2017 saw Neymar surprisingly bring an end to what had been a very promising four-year spell at Camp Nou.

But since joining PSG, Neymar has regularly been linked with a transfer back to Spain, with reports of Real Madrid's interest recently giving way to rumours he wants to return to Barca.

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PSG and its president Nasser Al-Khelaifi are said to be frustrated with Neymar's attitude and constant flirting with other clubs.

As such, speculation has suggested PSG is open to selling Neymar in this transfer window, and Coutinho and Arthur have given their respective seals of approval.

"Of course, I would like it [if Neymar returned]," Arthur told Marca .

"He is a great player. It's not only me, it's everyone [who thinks that]. The more great players next to each other the better."

Coutinho added: "To play with Neymar is incredible. He is a superstar.

"I don't know what will happen, but it's always a source of happiness to speak about playing with him."

Coutinho and Arthur are on international duty with Brazil at the Copa America, a tournament Neymar is missing due to an ankle ligament injury.

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