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Ivan Rakitic wants Neymar back at Barcelona

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Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic said he would welcome Neymar back at Barcelona, after reports the Brazilian is keen on returning to Camp Nou.

Reports in Spain have this week claimed that Neymar has offered to return to Barcelona as he regrets leaving and moving to Paris Saint-Germain.

Rakitic was asked about a possible Neymar return after Barcelona’s win over Malaga and said he would be happy to see the Brazilian back at Camp Nou.

“He has not told me anything, but if it’s up to me, I would open the door right now,” Rakitic said to reporters after the game.

”Not only because of the relationship I have with him, but because of the type of player he is.

”I would always put Ney on my team.”

Source | Marca

Neymar is currently in Brazil recovering from surgery on a foot injury and isn’t expected to play again for PSG this season.

The Brazilian should be fit in time for the World Cup but speculation over his future continues, with rumors surrounding a move to Real Madrid still rife.