Barca President – Dembele is better than Neymar
Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed that he will not recruit PSG’s most expensive player in the world.
We know Neymar wants to leave PSG, but PSG doesn’t want him to leave. So Barca will not pursue him, “said President Bartomeu at a press conference on July 5.” Barca decided to put his trust in Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele – the key players. I really love Dembele and think he is better than Neymar. He has great potential and hopes it can be revealed in Barca.
Barca recruited Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for the summer of 2017 for $ 126 million. But, the young French striker has not captured the official position at the Nou Camp. And Coutinho joined the Club of Catalonia last summer for $ 144 million and has yet to meet expectations. Spanish media reported that the two players could be exchanged with Neymar – a player who left Barca to PSG in the summer of 2017 for $ 261 million.
Also at the press conference, Mr. Bartomeu revealed that he had negotiated with Atletico about Antoine Griezmann’s case. Barca expressed confidence in recruiting the French star. Bartomeu also denied that Lionel Messi asked Barca to buy Neymar.
Messi just wants to have an ambitious squad. Any player who buys and sells is the responsibility of the board – Bartomeu said.