Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has stated that he wants peace from the ongoing saga at his club FC Barcelona, from the uncertainty surrounding their Brazilian superstar Neymar. The Brazil superstar has been heavily linked with a move to French giants PSG, who are reportedly willing to meet his £196 million release clause. This would Neymar, easily the most expensive player in the world.
Andres Iniesta now has claimed that the Neymar saga has affected him personally, as well as the team and he wants a quick resolution to all the rumours which have surrounded the third wheel of the much-vaunted MSN attack. Iniesta said in a press conference ahead of Barcelona's game against Real Madrid, "We consider him a fundamental piece of the team and aside from that, for the whole situation [want] all this noise to be clarified by the player himself or from the club. We [as players] just want peace which will benefit everyone - the players, the club and everything surrounding it."
Paris Saint-Germain are set to open talks with Barcelona over a world record €222 million (£196 million) transfer to buy Brazilian superstar Neymar, as per reports from the Guardian.
The Catalans are insistent that the 25-year old will not be sold, but the French club are growing increasingly confident that they will be able to strike a deal for the player. PSG were interested in capturing the Brazilian last summer as well, but Neymar signed a new and improved bumper contract with Barca, in order to thwart any advances.
However, PSG intend to hold discussions with Barca and Neymar's camp as well, as the general belief around the Parc des Princes is that a deal can be agreed upon. The club has the financial means to meet Neymar's €222 million release clause and can offer him a handsome pay packet as well.
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is keen on bringing a star player through the doors in the summer and despite the setback last year, he has advised the club's new sporting director Antero Henrique to hold talks with Neymar's father.
After a disappointing last season, when they saw their Ligue 1 dominance taken away by AS Monaco and were dumped out humiliatingly, ironically at the hands of Neymar and Barca, PSG need a new injection into the squad that can help them regain their footing. And the 25-year old Brazil international fits the bill perfectly for them. He has the ability on the pitch to make a huge difference to the team and will also be a huge asset in terms of his marketing value to the club, making him a great purchase.
Barcelona superstar Neymar has revealed that he felt like he was in a video game and was a bit embarrassed to talk to Lionel Messi when he completed 'controversial' his move to Barcelona from Santos back in 2013.
Neymar sure has established himself as one to beat, but the Brazilian wonder said that it took him time to adapt himself to the new environment. He added that seeing the likes of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta made his first month at Camp Nou very difficult. Furthermore, while talking to a Brazilian TV show, the 25-year-old added that the support he got from his new teammates, his friends and his family helped him in establishing himself in Spain.
"I would walk into the dressing room and I would look to one side and see Messi and then I would look to the other side and I would see Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Dani Alves," Neymar told Brazilian TV show Caldeirao do Huck.
In an amazing turn of events, Italian publication Tuttosport has reported that Chelsea's boss Antonio Conte blocked a move to sign Barcelona's wonder man Neymar.
The same reports further mentioned that the Stamford Bridge outfit had their deal agreed for a reported fee of £155.5 million, but the former Juventus and Italy boss resisted to spent the aforementioned amount.
Barcelona star Neymar has sensationally unveiled his ambition to play in the Premier League one day.
The Barcelona star is always linked with a move to the Premier League and his recent statement will surely come as a blessing in disguise for the English giants. Neymar further added that the prospect of playing under the managers like Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho would attract any top class player.