Neymar is reportedly set to complete a transfer from Paris Saint-Germain to Barcelona after a summer of incessant speculation.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 29, 2019
PSG was willing to sell Neymar to Barca for $111 million plus Ousmane Dembele and Nelson Semedo, though it appeared Barca had only gone as far as to offer Dembele on loan and not as a complete transfer sale.
On Thursday, PSG and Barcelona reached an agreement on a deal that will send Neymar back to Spain, and all that’s missing is the player’s signature.
PSG reportedly held talks with Barcelona to discuss a potential transfer for the Brazilian superstar on Tuesday and Wednesday and he appeared as close as ever to rejoining the Spanish club.
NEYMAR UPDATE: With things evolving as we speak, here is a quick update on #FCB‘s attempts to re-sign Neymar.
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 29, 2019
The holdup was simply coming to terms on compensation.
In 2017, PSG stunned the football world by pulling off the transfer of Neymar after paying the Brazil star’s £198 million buyout clause.