Little more than two years after that convulsive summer came the inevitable: Neymar deeply regretted an erroneous decision that has led him to see his career very deflated since leaving Camp Nou. Punished for injuries and the few sporting challenges offered by French Ligue 1, the Brazilian tried to return to FC Barcelona in summer, but Paris Saint-Germain blocked the sale.
As it was years ago, Neymar must settle for stepping on Barcelona only when he is granted days off at his club and he did the same weekend again this weekend. The Brazilian spent Saturday night in Catalan lands and met Arthur, compatriot and his friend in the wardrobe of the Blaugrana team.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker himself was responsible for corroborating his stay in Barcelona through an image published in his Instagram Stories. Several friends of Neymar, known as the 'toiss' had been at the Camp Nou witnessing the match that FC Barcelona played against Celta de Vigo and, subsequently, they met with Arthur Melo and 'Ney' himself.
We must remember that Paris Saint-Germain played this weekend a game that Neymar lost due to injury, but the Brazilian preferred to spend the weekend in Barcelona rather than giving face-to-face support to his teammates, who suffered for beat Stade Brestois (1-2) on a day when Icardi became a hero for his last goal.
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The one who did play his game was Arthur Melo who, before meeting his compatriot, left good feelings in the core of Barca in the victory of the Catalans against Celta. The Brazilian, who had stayed out of two calls in recent weeks, returned giving a great level.