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Neymar ‘would be a bomb’ in the Barcelona dressing room - Hristo Stoichkov

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The Bulgarian says he’s not needed at the Camp Nou

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A possible Barcelona return for Neymar continues to dominate the headlines ahead of the start of the new Liga season, but one man who does not want to see the Brazilian back at the Camp Nou is Hristo Stoichkov.

The Bulgarian has been speaking about Neymar and reckons his former club have absolutely no need to bring the 27-year-old back from French side Paris Saint-Germain.

“Barcelona does not need Neymar. He has no place because there are already important players.

“There are Dembele, Griezmann, Suarez and Messi. Where is he going to play? He would be a bomb inside the locker room. For my part, I don’t want him to come back.”

Source | Univision

Stoichkov was also critical of suggestions that Barcelona could include players such as Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho as part of any deal. He reckons it’s “disrespectful” to talk of the two players in that way and hopes they continue at the Camp Nou.