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Carles Rexach: I’d rather have Neymar than Griezmann

The former player and manager is also part of the club’s staff

Carles Rexach

Carles Rexach, former player and manager for FC Barcelona and still part of the club’s hierarchy, has stated he prefers to sign Neymar than Antoine Griezmann.

Speaking to COPE, Rexach said “I’d rather sign Neymar before I’d sign Griezmann.”

“Neymar now regrets leaving, but the Griezmann case is worse, because he caused a scene to stay at Atlético Madrid last year and now he wants to come to Barça, but the train only comes by once,” Rexach said.

“We already know [Neymar’s] defects and virtues, and you’d rather have a crazy person you know than a wise man you are yet to meet. Now he has realized that he has made a mistake and he has seen that in the world there are only two or three teams with the global transcendence that Barcelona has.

“Neymar has the advantage of being a skillful player who goes deeper into opposition areas and is more complete, whereas Griezmann has a profile to play in the same position as Messi,” the former player and coach said.

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