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Pep Guardiola not sure if Neymar ‘would be the same’ back at Barcelona

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The club’s former boss has offered his thoughts on the Brazilian

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Pep Guardiola has been asked about a possible Barcelona move for Neymar and says he is not sure the Brazilian would be the same player he used to be back at the Camp Nou.

Rumors continue to circulate that Neymar will leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window and head back to Barcelona in a huge deal.

Guardiola has no doubts about Neymar’s quality but does not seem convinced a return to the Spanish giants is the best idea.

“Neymar is an extraordinary player,” he said.

“But I don’t know. It’s like if I go back to Barcelona, I am not the same person, and I don’t know if Neymar would be the same. Well, he is great, nobody doubts it.”

Source | Ara

Sport reported on Sunday that a possible move for Neymar is “advancing much faster than anyone had expected” and a fee has already been agreed.