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Barcelona presidential candidate says he won’t lure Neymar to Barcelona

Barcelona’s leading president candidate Victor Font says it is highly unlikely that Neymar will make the comeback to the Catalan giants. The Brazil international made the surprise move for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal in the summer of 2017 with the view to enhancing his prospects of winning the Ballon d’Or.

So far, that has not been the case for the Brazilian and there has been the talk of him returning to the Camp Nou in the near future. Of late, a number of presidential candidates have talked about possible big-names signings for the Blaugrana, but Font believes the club should be realistic and look at signing young players, who can develop into world-beaters in the long run.

He told: "We must generate interest from other angles, there's a new generation who deserve responsibility and the right conditions for decisions to be taken. I love him [Neymar] as a player, I enjoy him because is pure talent, but we must be realistic. From now on the club will have strong leadership. In addition, the club is how it is in a financial aspect and he probably wants a competitive salary. We can't pay for this."
The Catalan giants have experienced a tough league campaign and they are currently fifth on the table with 20 points, six behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who have played a game less. Hence, they have no room for any more setbacks and that is far easier said than done. They have a winnable schedule over the next few weeks, but prior to that, they must overcome the weekend’s challenge against Valencia.
Los Che have managed to pick points out of them in four of the last six meetings (three draws and one win). The previous encounter at the Mestalla saw them register a 2-0 triumph. As such, they have become somewhat of a bogey club for the Blaugrana and it could be an intriguing encounter at the Camp Nou this weekend.