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No interest in Neymar returning to Barcelona, says Bartomeu

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If you were someone who held out hope that someday Neymar and Barcelona would reconcile and the MSN would return up top, I wouldn’t hold your breath on that one. At least not while current club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is still in charge.

“I was surprised how Neymar left,” Bartomeu said. “I think that when he told us he was going, he had long since decided it.

“On the day there is a trial about the renewal premium, all this will come out.

”Neymar won’t return to Barca. We have new projects and there is no interest.”

Josep Maria Bartomeu | Source

He makes a good point, it would be kind of strange for a player to return to a club after there’s been legal action between the two. Strange things can happen in football, so frankly the possibility of Neymar returning can theoretically never be ruled out.