Ex-Liverpool man Coutinho implores Barca to sign Neymar

Date published: Tuesday 13th March 2018 8:31

Philippe Coutinho wants Barcelona to bring Neymar back to the club.

Neymar left Barcelona in summer 2017, joining Paris Saint-Germain for £198million and becoming the world’s most expensive player as a result.

Life in the French capital has been comfortable for Neymar, who has scored 29 goals and assisted 19 in 30 games in all competitions.

But the club’s inability to reach beyond the last-16 of the Champions League, combined with the lack of competition in Ligue Un and a few instances of being booed by PSG fans, has reportedly persuaded him to leave after less than a year.

Real Madrid have been most heavily linked but some have touted a return to Barcelona, including midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Neymar’s Brazil teammate Coutinho.

“I am thinking as Rakitic does, I would like to have here the best players and Neymar is one of them,” said Coutinho.

“I am playing alongside him with Brazil and it’s a privilege. It would be awesome to have him back.”

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