Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been talking at a press conference on Friday where he discussed a number of topics including Neymar and Antoine Griezmann.
Bartomeu also went on to give his thoughts on Ousmane Dembele and Matthijs de Ligt and spoke about offering former goalkeeper Victor Valdes a position at the club.
Here are the main points:
Bartomeu on Neymar
We know that Neymar wants to leave PSG, but we also know that PSG do not want him to go.
Bartomeu on Dembele
Dembele is young, talented, offers something different. I consider him better than Neymar. He has so much room to grow and we want him to do it here.
Bartomeu on Mestre
Two days ago he told me he wanted to leave due to the discrepancies that existed with part of the board. I understood his reasons and accepted his resignation. I am personally taking on the role of sporting vice-president.
Bartomeu on Matthijs de Ligt
I said a while ago that I knew where he would be playing next season. I still know, but I can’t say anything else, he still belongs to Ajax.
Bartomeu on Griezmann
There is interest in Griezmann. Yesterday our CEO, Òscar Grau, met with Miguel Ángel Gil at Atletico Madrid.
Bartomeu on Victor Valdes
I have spoken with Víctor Valdés. We would be delighted to have him return home, and in the coming days we will see what position we can offer him.