The president of barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu has swept the news mercato of his club last night on a chain of Spanish television and has notably announced that Philippe Coutinho would stay in Catalonia. Bartomeu has also new compared Neymar to Ousmane Dembélé, considering that the French was better than the Brazilian.
If the mercato summer promises to be very hot to the PSG, Barca may be animated also, with that many folders on the table leaders, barcelona, as one of Philippe Coutinho. Author of a season quite disappointing, the Brazilian was presented on the departure for several weeks. The catalan newspaper Sport had launched the series on 2 April, citing the PSG Neymar as a possible destination for the middle offensive of brazil.
The micro branch, catalonia TVE, the Spanish public television, Josep Maria Bartomeu has ensured last night that his player was going to stay at the club this summer : “It is a great player, excellent, which is becoming stronger. This is not easy to play in Barça. It has been there for a year and a half now. The coach trusts him. It is a crack world and we expect a lot from him. He has a contract and will stay at Barça. It is different and Barça needs of different players.”
Like last month on the airwaves of Cadena SER, Bartomeu was also asked about a possible return of Neymar at Barca and once again took advantage of the opportunity to disparage the Brazilian : “As I have already explained, we have a project with Dembele and Coutinho, that we have purchased with the money from the transfer of Neymar. The level of Dembele is better now than Neymar. It’s a much better player than Neymar and he is now well integrated.”