Neymar: I want to return to Barcelona

Author: Daily Mail
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Neymar has told Paris Saint-Germain he 'wants to go home' and admits he should "never have left" Barcelona.

The Brazilian swapped Barcelona for Paris in 2017 for a world-record fee of £198million.

But his future with the Ligue 1 champions has remained a constant source of debate, with reports in Spain revealing he has finally told them his stance as he pushes for a move back to Barcelona.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel, as report Mundo Deportivo, is said to be exasperated by the 'problems' Neymar creates in the dressing room and is not against a potential departure.

The £198m man has now made private feelings about wanting a move back to Barcelona known to the PSG board as he steps up his exit plan. 

Neymar is reported to have told PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi: "I do not want to play more in PSG. I want to go back to my house, where I should never have left."

Further to Neymar's desire to return to the Nou Camp this summer, Lionel Messi wants to see the Brazilian come back, according to El Mundo

Their report details that the Catalan giants could try to "transfer their existing agreement for Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann" directly to PSG, in a bid to secure Neymar.  

Griezmann, who looks set to swap Madrid for Barcelona, would then go to PSG and Neymar would return to Spain. 

Relations between Neymar and the club appear to have soured in recent months with president Al-Khelaifi taking a swipe at the forward in a interview this week. 

"I want players willing to give everything to defend the honour of the jersey and to join the club project," he said in an interview with France Football.