AP NEWS
Click to copy
Click to copy

Barcelona ‘closer’ to Neymar deal, club official says

August 27, 2019
El delantero brasileño Neymar durante un entrenamiento del Paris Saint-Germain, el sábado 10 de agosto de 2019. (AP Foto/Francois Mori)
El delantero brasileño Neymar durante un entrenamiento del Paris Saint-Germain, el sábado 10 de agosto de 2019. (AP Foto/Francois Mori)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Barcelona official involved in the negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar says the Catalan club is “closer” to reaching a deal for the player’s return.

Javier Bordas told Spanish media Tuesday there is no agreement yet with PSG but negotiations are ongoing.

Bordas says “there is no deal yet” but “we are closer.”

Bordas was among the Barcelona representatives who traveled to Paris for talks with PSG officials on Tuesday.

Neymar did not play with PSG this weekend.

The Brazilian forward became the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Barcelona to PSG for 222 million euros (about $250 million) in 2017. His two seasons with the French champions were disappointing compared to the club’s huge expectations.

___

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.