Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, has
claimed the team offered to lower their
salaries, so Neymar could return to the LaLiga
Neymar attempted to engineer a move back
to the Camp Nou during the summer, just two
years after his world-record €222million
transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
However, a deal did not materialise despite
Barca’s efforts.
Pique said he and his team-mates tried to
help Neymar return to the Spanish giants
amid the constraints of Financial Fair Play,
telling Cadena Ser program El Larguero: “We
didn’t stump up money.
“What we said to the president was whether
we could change our contracts because we
knew there was a Financial Fair Play issue…
so we said to the president, rather than earn
something in year one, we could earn it in
year two or three or four.
“At the end of the day we want to go along
with what the club is doing and if we can help
the club, in this case avoiding a financial fair
problem, we’ve got no problem in doing that.
“Rather than reducing our salary it was about
finding a formula so that if the club wanted to
sign Neymar they could. At the time they
thought it was a good idea, but then other
problems cropped up.”

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