Neymar is Lionel Messi’s natural replacement at Barcelona and he would love to return to the club, Brazil World Cup winner, Mazinho has said.
Mazinho revealed that Neymar is ready to play in Spain again and he is very capable of taking over from Messi when he quits the club.
According to him, Neymar leaving Barca was a mistake but if the opportunity comes for the club to take him back, the board must waste no time in grabbing the chance.
He added that Messi would also love to welcome the PSG forward back if a decision is made.
His words, “[Barcelona] would be delighted if he can return tomorrow.
“He is Messi’s natural replacement. There is no other to replace Messi.”
“Perhaps leaving Barcelona was a mistake for the Brazilian but, if there’s any chance of getting him back for less than the €222m Barca paid for him, the club should seize the opportunity.
“At 28, he still has a lot of football to play. He would be a great signing for Barca as they would be getting someone who knows the club and who has the personality to make the difference in games.
“He wouldn’t be daunted by sharing the pitch with Lionel Messi and the Argentinian would enjoy having him back on the team.”
On Coronavurus, “[Playing football amid the coronavirus outbreak] is worrying because it is a complicated situation that we are all experiencing,” he added.
“In Germany they are progressing in that sense, with group training.
“You have to be very careful with all this. If Bayern do it, they do it because there is no risk and they are providing security to all their footballers.
“My son must work and be as prudent as possible.”