Andres Iniesta has supported a potential
Barcelona move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar however he remains unsure if the transfer is important for the club.
Neymar has long been coupled with a come back to Camp Nou, with the ex-Santos star having been keen to leave PSG and build the withdraw to Spain within the summer transfer window.
That ultimately didn’t come about, with Neymar initially facing a backlash from the club’s supporters upon his come back from injury at the beginning of the 2019-20 season.
Indeed, injuries have curtailed the 27-year-old’s progress at Parc des Princes, with Neymar having made simply ten league appearances to date this campaign.
As disclosed by Goal, Barca remain determined to re-sign the Brazil international and can build another push to make the transfer happen within the summer transfer window, with a fee of €222 million (£190m/$246m) probably to be required to tempt PSG to sell.
And Iniesta believes that it might be a positive move for the club, tho’ he questions quite where he would work into a forward line that already includes Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele moreover as teen star Ansu Fati.
“He is one amongst the simplest players within the world and would be a good signing,” the Vissel Kobe midfielder told reporters. “But it’s another issue if it [signing Neymar] is important or if he can fit.”
Iniesta additionally self-addressed his own future, with the 2010 World Cup winner still have 2 years to run on his contract with Japanese side Vissel Kobe, whom he captained to Emperor’s Cup glory within the 2019 campaign.
He said: “I have 2 years left on my contract and that i do not know if i’ll have the passion or strength to continue for an additional year. I may see myself being a coach.
“[After retiring from football] i’d like to come back to Barca at some point in my life as a result of it’s my home, however we are talking hypothetically. I still feel like a footballer and that i adore it.”
Regarding the long run of 20-year-old Barca midfielder Riqui Puig, who has been coupled with a Camp Nou exit as he struggles to create the breakthrough to the first team at the club, Iniesta offered him some recommendation.
He added: “Keep taking part in for Barca B and benefit of each game you’ve got.
“If he goes up to the first team then he must benefit of every game. He must trust his talent and learn from those next to him.”
The Spanish midfielder may well get an opportunity to impress within the Supercopa de espana on Thursday, with Puig within the squad for Barca’s semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia .