If on the pitch it is often said that there are no friends, in the offices either and more when one of the great stars of the football scene, Neymar Junior, has shouted to the four winds his desire to leave the PSG.
FC Barcelona knows that Ney wants to play again next to Messi and that is why, from the offices of Barcelona, all possible options are being considered to bring the Brazilian back. A transfer with mandatory purchase option next season is the last offer that the club has presented to the Parisian entity, which refuses to sell its player at any price. However, this last option seems to be the one that convinces the PSG and before that, Real Madrid will enter the scene. The white club, which until now had not spoken about a possible interest in hiring the "10", now goes for all and is willing to match the last offer presented by Barça.
The war for Neymar has only just begun and in Barcelona the great signings that Real Madrid snatched from the Barca entity came to mind.
Say Stefano: One of the names most remembered by the offices of Barcelona is that of Alfredo Di Stefano. The blonde arrow was one of the great pretensions of the Barça directive, but Real Madrid interfered in the negotiation and finally took over the services of a footballer who even flew to Barcelona to close the agreement.
Hugo Sanchez: The Mexican soccer player may have dressed the Barcelona shirt. When he was then an Atlético de Madrid player, Hugo received a proposal from Barça that was interested in getting his services. "There was an approach from Barcelona. Minguella and Gaspart went to my house and with them I had a verbal agreement," Hugo Sánchez confessed in an interview years later. However, the Barcelona coach at that time, Terry Venables was not very much in favor of his signing and preferred Archibald. Given the refusal of Barça for his hiring, Hugo continued one more season in Atlético and at the end of that campaign Barça knocked on his door again, but the Mexican already had a new destination, Real Madrid. "They told me they were going to pay me double, but I told them that I had already reached an agreement with Real Madrid. "
Marco Asensio: Another pearl that escaped from Barcelona was Marco Asensio. The young Mallorcan was one of the great pretensions of the sports management of the club and Asensio, he even moved to the city to find a house. However, at the last moment Barcelona saw excessive the price of its signing, 3.7 million euros and Real Madrid went to the attack and took over the services of the Mallorcan.
Dani Ceballos: The Betis footballer was also one of the objects of desire of Barcelona. The Andalusian after his great performance in the European U21 was tempted by several teams, including Real Madrid. When the negotiation seemed closed with the white team, Barça lurked, but finally Ceballos decided to play for Real Madrid.
Rodrigo Goes: Another of the players who missed Barça was the Brazilian extreme. The Catalan club closely followed the player and came to negotiate with Santos the signing of the carioca. However, the firmness of Madrid's economic offer (45 million) proved decisive for Rodrygo to end up wearing white.
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