Former Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic said he would immediately open the door for former team-mate Neymar to return to Camp Nou. Neymar left La L
Former Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic said he would immediately open the door for former team-mate Neymar to return to Camp Nou.
Neymar left La Liga giants Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer after the Ligue 1 powerhouse activated the Brazil star’s €222million buyout clause in August last year.
The 26-year-old forward, who is recovering from a broken foot, has flourished in France but Neymar has been linked with a switch to Real Madrid amid reports he is unsettled in Paris.
Speculation has also linked Neymar with a sensational return to Barca, which head coach Ernesto Valverde rejected, though Rakitic talked up the possibility.
“He has not told me anything, but if it’s up to me, I would open the door right now,” Rakitic told reporters following Saturday’s 2-0 win over Malaga.
“Not only because of the relationship I have with him, but because of the type of player he is. I would always put Ney on my team.”