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'Glad to see you brothers'

Why did Neymar go back to Barcelona at the weekend?

Brazilian ace only left the La Liga giants this summer in a world record-shattering, opinion-dividing £198million move

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN star Neymar returned to Barcelona to visit old pals Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on Sunday.

The Brazilian ace, 25, only left the La Liga giants this summer in a world record-shattering £198million move.

Neymar shares image of himself back with Barca pals Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez

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Neymar shares image of himself back with Barca pals Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez

The switch upset Barcelona fans across the globe, as Neymar linked up with Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani in the French capital.


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But this weekend, the Brazil star opted to head back to his former club to catch-up with his old team-mates.

Neymar posted a snap of himself alongside the Barcelona stars with the caption: “Those were the days, catching up with the news.

“Messi and Suarez, I’m glad to see you brothers.”

Barcelona also shared an image of Neymar back at the Nou Camp club

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Barcelona also shared an image of Neymar back at the Nou Camp club

The official Barcelona Twitter account also shared a snap of Neymar surrounded by his former club-mates.

However, Barca fans were less-than pleased with the post, replying with anger.

One likened him to a snake, another a rat, while another did the modern-classic “delete”.

While many jumped on the “traitor” bandwagon, others were more nostalgic, with one tweeting a “come back” GIF.

Neymar left Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi for PSG in the summer window

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Neymar left Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi for PSG in the summer window
PSG's Neymar scores before being harshly sent off in Le Classique against Marseille

Meanwhile, Neymar’s ex-agent Wagner Ribeiro has shared a cryptic tweet criticising Catalonia for declaring its independence from Spain.

The region is pushing for independence from Spain and has taken further steps towards breaking away.

Ribeiro believes that he the region’s independence will affect Barcelona badly.

He tweeted: “Catalonia will be like Luxembourg after we leave, and then FC Barcelona will die.”

The post was accompanied by an image of a child wrapped in a Barcelona scarf crying.

Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were the most-feared trio in world football

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Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were the most-feared trio in world football