Rivaldo urges Neymar to change attitude, should he make Barcelona comeback

Former Barcelona star Rivaldo has said that he would prefer Neymar making the comeback to Barcelona, though he may need to change the attitude on the playing field. The Brazil international left the Catalan giants to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record move two years ago, but there have been several occasions thereafter where he has been linked with a Camp Nou return.

The same has remained the case for this summer’s transfer window with Neymar said to hold an interest in returning to the Blaugrana and Rivaldo approves the move, provided his compatriot can change his recent attitude, he told Marca: “I would love for him to return [to Barcelona] and it would be very good for the team and for him. I hope he goes back, changes his mentality and starts playing football. If he returns, Barcelona will have a chance to win the Champions League and he will have a chance to become the best in the world.”

Neymar keen on reunion with Philippe Coutinho at Paris Saint-Germain

Brazil international Neymar is reportedly keen on the prospect of reuniting with Philippe Coutinho at Paris Saint-Germain this summer. Coutinho only joined Barcelona from Liverpool during the winter of 2018 but his future has been put under doubt with the Spanish champions fancied to secure the services of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Coutinho may have to pursue a fresh challenge away from the Camp Nou as the potential signing of Griezmann would hamper his gametime at the club. The publication adds that the midfielder is not particularly keen on a return to the Premier League and that could setup a move to Paris Saint-Germain with Neymar keen on a reunion.

Coutinho reveals dream of playing alongside Neymar at the club level

Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho has sparked speculation regarding his future after admitting that he would like to play alongside compatriot Neymar at the club level. The duo remain good friends from their days in the Brazilian youth setup but they have, however, not shared the playing field together outside of the international stage.

Speaking to DAZN, Coutinho said that he has always enjoyed playing alongside Neymar at the national setup and he remains hopeful of reunion at the club level in the future, he said: “It's always a pleasure to play with him, it's a crack. We played a lot of time in Brazilian youth teams, [Neymar] became a special player. Playing at his side is always a pleasure, even though I haven't had any luck at the club level yet. It would be nice to play with him in a club.”

Paris Saint-Germain boss won’t rush Neymar into first-team action after injury

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has said that Neymar won’t be rushed to first-team action following his return to training after a metatarsal injury. The Brazil international has been out of action with the problem for the past 10 weeks and during his period, Les Parisiens have suffered the major blow of being ousted from the Champions League.

Still, they remain in command of the league title with a comfortable 20-point lead at the top with 10 games to play and Tuchel believes that there is no need to rush Neymar’s return to the playing field, he said: “Neymar is feeling good, no pain. But it's too soon to talk about having him back on the pitch. We have to be patient.”

Casemiro hails Neymar and Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior

Brazil international Casemiro has hailed the qualities of compatriot Neymar by suggesting that he is currently one of the top three in the world and has the credentials to become the best in the future. The Paris Saint-Germain ace has sustained successive metatarsal injuries in the past two seasons and this has somewhat taken him out of the radar in the race for the Ballon d’Or.

Despite this, Casemiro has continued to heap praise on the former Barcelona attacker saying: "We started talking about Neymar here. Let's spend the whole afternoon talking about him. "For me, Neymar's in the top three and has everything to be the best in the world." Meanwhile, Casemiro added to speak on the potential of Vinicius, who has quickly turned into a fan favourite among Los Blancos faithful, he further told: "In the last two months Vinicius played at a high level, at a level of one of the best in the world. What he's producing at Real was not normal, for someone who's 18 years old. Being bold in the shirt of Real Madrid is not easy."

Barcelona president dismisses prospects of re-signing Neymar

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has played down the club’s chances of signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. The Brazil international is currently in his second season with the French champions but there have been various reports suggesting that he is unsettled with the proceedings at the club.

Amidst this, he has been touted for a probable reunion with the Blaugrana in the summer and Bartomeu has pretty much ruled out the prospect, he told RKB: “I've spoken with Neymar, we've seen each other a few times, but his people have never told me he wants to come back. No one's called us about it. Neymar has a contract with PSG. It's his second season there and it's very difficult [to imagine] they want to sell. We didn't want to. We have the disadvantage of the [release] clause here. European clubs [can] take advantage of that. That's not the case [in France] so it's not possible for him to return.”

Nene believes Neymar can still achieve his ambitions with Paris Saint-Germain

Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Nene believes Neymar can still achieve his ambitions with Les Parisiens despite the concerns surrounding his fitness. The Brazil international suffered his second metatarsal injury in as many seasons earlier last month and this has raised concerns whether he can become the world’s best player while remaining with the Capital club.

However, speaking to Omnisport, Nene feels his compatriot has room for improvement with the French champions and he can eventually achieve the aim of securing Ballon d’Or, he said: "It would have been beautiful to play with [Neymar] because he's a very smart player, and technically he's above everybody.

Neymar tips Timothy Weah to become one of Europe’s best attackers

Brazil international and Paris Saint-Germain Neymar has backed Timothy Weah to make the best use of his loan stint with Celtic. The United States international managed just two league appearances with Les Parisiens during the first half of the season and this eventually urged him to secure a temporary move to Parkhead to enhance his development.

Speaking to The Daily Record, Neymar has acknowledged that Weah has made the right choice to head to the Scottish champions and believes the teenager has the attributes to become of Europe’s best attacking players, he said: “It is a very exciting move for him from what I have seen of his talent he has everything to go and be one of the top attacking players in Europe. It is a good move for him, a good move for Celtic as they are getting such a big talent, and also a good move for PSG because he has a chance to get experience and games and come back to us a more complete player.”

Lionel Messi would love Neymar reunion at Barcelona

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has said that he would favour a reunion with Neymar, who is currently in the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazil international made the surprise move to Parc des Princes in a world-record move last year but he has since been linked with a Camp Nou return on multiple occasions.

Speaking to Marca, Messi highlighted that he would prefer working again with Neymar, although the deal remains complicated with Les Parisiens likely to resist any offers for the Brazilian in the near future, he said:"I see it as complicated. We would love him to come back for what he means, both as a player and for the locker room. We are friends, we have lived very nice moments, others not so much, but we have spent a lot of time together. However, I find it very difficult [for him] to even leave Paris. PSG are not going to let Neymar get taken away."

Neymar plans to mentor Richarlison into a better footballer

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has said that he would like to help Richarlison in the process of becoming an important player for the Brazilian national team. The 21-year-old was a relatively unknown when he first made the switch to the Premier League last year but he has made immense over the past 18 months to become a regular with the Brazilian national side.

As such, he has certainly impressed compatriot Neymar and speaking to reporters, the former Barcelona man highlighted that he would like to act as a mentor to the Everton ace, he said: “He has this trick to solve matches, to play well in great matches as he is doing now for Everton. I expect him to grow up, to keep developing in his career. I hope I can help him to achieve his goals and to help inside the pitch and even outside the pitch, as a friend, as a colleague.”