Neymar's father denies reports he is heading to Barcelona, Valverde 'OK' to sign both Neymar and Antoine Griezmann and more Barcelona transfer news: 2 July 2019
Hello and welcome to the daily Barcelona transfer news and rumors of the day. After a disappointing European campaign, Barcelona are out to strengthen their squad for the 2019/20 campaign.
The Spanish giants have already signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, Neto from Valencia, and Emerson from Atletico Mineiro. There were quite a few departures including the likes of Jasper Cillessen, Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer, Denis Suarez.
Without much ado, here are the top transfer news of the day surrounding the Catalan giants.
Neymar's father denies reports he is heading to Barcelona
It has been widely speculated that the 27-year-old has taken a substantial pay cut to make the move possible and is expected to earn around €24 million at Camp Nou. However, the biggest hurdle hasn't been crossed yet. Barcelona are nowhere close to agreeing a with Paris Saint-Germain for his transfer.
Reports surfaced yesterday that Neymar's father is traveling to Barcelona on Tuesday. According to online outlet Esporte Interativo and as reported by AS, the Brazilian’s father and lawyer are set to meet a Barcelona representative, André Cury, to discuss the return of Neymar to the Camp Nou. However, the rumors were denied by Neymar Sr on Tuesday.
“I’m not going to Barcelona to negotiate,” Neymar Sr told Fox Sports Brazil. “I am in Brazil and I will continue here until we return to Paris with my son.”
Neymar to Barcelona transfer rumor is expected to go around all summer until the deal is completed or the transfer window slams shut.