Any semblance of respect between Neymar and Barcelona now seems dead and buried.
After Neymar’s stunning £196m move to PSG this summer that sent shockwaves through the footballing world, the Brazil forward has since slammed the Barca board for a number of reasons.
And it seems he hasn’t finished ruining the Catalan giants quite yet.
Barca’s pursuit of Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is still ongoing despite having three mammoth bids rejected for the playmaker this summer.
Coutinho has handed in a transfer request in an attempt to push through a move, but he has now reportedly been warned against it by compatriot and close friend Neymar.
That’s according to Brazilian newspaper Estadao, who claims Neymar told Coutinho “he would not regret Liverpool’s decision to keep him away from Barcelona” while they joined up for international duty yesterday.
Neymar’s messy departure from Catalonia earlier this month triggered a pretty torrid summer so far for Ernesto Valverde and Josep Bartomeu.
Until last weekend – when they landed Borussia Dortmund star Ousmane Dembele for a £96m plus add-ons – Barca had been relatively unsuccessful in their pursuit of their top targets, with a host of clubs holding them to ransom.
Liverpool seem adamant that Coutinho will not leave between now and Thursday’s deadline whilst they have also missed out on the likes of Jean Michael Seri and Naby Keita.
Barca now have three days to convince Liverpool he’s worth letting go.
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