Luis Suarez has offered his thoughts on Neymar’s potential return to Barcelona to Uruguayan radio station 890. He said: “I know it’s a difficult time for Neymar. He must be left alone with his people to decide what he wants.”
PSG are preparing for the arrival of Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona. The club have been putting together a video for his presentation and some artwork for social media. Rakitic is in the squad to face Osasuna but has not started any of Barca’s matches so far this season.
Midfielder Carles Alena has been left out of the Barcelona squad for the second match in a row. The 21-year-old started against Athletic Bilbao on the opening weekend but was taken off at half-time and has not seen any minutes since.
Barcelona have all but ruled out signing Neymar this summer. The club are not prepared to meet PSG’s economic demands and have turned down the French club’s counter-offer. A transfer is not completely ruled out while the window remains open but looks unlikely.
Junior Firpo has been ruled out of Barcelona’s clash with Osasuna due to a knee injury. The club gave an update on their summer signing: “The first team player Junior Firpo has a strained internal lateral ligament in his left knee, He will miss the game against Osasuna in El Sadar and his recovery will dictate his availability.”
Andres Iniesta has been asked to select his most iconic La Liga moment and reckons is was his debut for Barcelona. He told La Liga: “I had the opportunity to play for many years, to experience unique moments, winning La Liga titles, winning important games, Clasicos and others. As I like beginnings, my most iconic moment was my La Liga debut against Mallorca, and then playing at the Camp Nou against Recreativo de Huelva.”