It’s happening. Neymar is leaving for Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona are seeking a replacement, and it’s unclear right now who the favorite is.
Barcelona are chasing Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, who can play on the wing. But it’s understood he will play as a midfielder primarily, opening up the need for the signing of a winger or forward.
Diario SPORT first said the chosen one was Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann but now reports are coming in that his clause stands at 200 million euro. Since Atleti are under a transfer ban, they will not negotiate a departure of their star player. Cross him off the list.
Now SPORT claims the favorite is Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele. The winger played mainly on the right for the German club but his two-footedness makes him a good option on the left as well.
Radio MARCA Catalunya, meanwhile have reported that Barcelona are already negotiating for Juventus star Paulo Dybala. Dybala is left-footed and coming off an impressive campaign for the Turin club., meanwhile have
And then we have information from Club de la Mitjanit, a show on Catalunya Radio. They report the favorite to be Neymar’s replacement is AS Monaco’s teenage sensation, Kylian Mbppe.
SPORT also says Mbappe is an attractive option for the Blaugrana. Another name mentioned is Angel Di Maria. Di Maria plays for PSG, is older and would be less expensive, though it remains to be seen if Barcelona would include him in the Neymar deal.