Pique keen on Neymar reunion
Gerard Pique says he would be "delighted" to see Neymar return to Barcelona this summer but admits it is a "complicated" matter.
The Brazilian superstar has reportedly informed his current club Paris Saint-Germain that he wants to be allowed to leave this summer, insisting he no longer wants to play for the French champions.
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The 27-year-old is thought to be looking to head back to Barca, the club he left in a world-record £198million deal two years.
Just over a week before he made the move to the Parisians, Pique posted a picture of himself with Neymar on social media, claiming he was staying put.
While the Spanish defender admits Neymar’s exit has left a sour taste in the mouths of some at the Nou Camp, he has been forgiven by Pique, who is eager to be reunited with the forward.
However, the Barca defender acknowledges a deal will not be easy with Paris Saint-Germain looking to recoup all of the money they paid out, while Barcelona have unsuccessfully tried to offer a cash-plus-player deal involving Ousmane Dembele.
Pique remains hopeful of a successful conclusion before the transfer window shuts though and has called on Neymar to publicly express his desire to go back to Barcelona.
“There are people who were dissatisfied with the way he left, but there are many people who were very satisfied with his performances,” he told sport.es
“It is a complicated operation. He is a PSG player and the squad we have now is important enough to challenge for all titles.
“If the opportunity arises, you already know the relationship I have with him, and I would be delighted if he returns, but he is a PSG player. A personal opinion does not change anything,
“Of course we talk to him. It is also not appropriate to say what we are talking about. If he wants to express himself or give his opinion, he has to do that. He is a ‘crack’ on and off the pitch and we are waiting for developments. I cannot say more.”