The Brazilian has been tipped to retrace his steps this summer after a testing three-year period in France with Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar’s proposed return to Barcelona has essentially been ruled out by club president Josep Bartomeu, who says the transfer market will be negatively impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

Barca lured Neymar to Camp Nou from Santos in 2013 and he went on to help the club win eight major trophies, including two La Liga titles and the Champions League.

The 28-year-old scored 105 goals in 186 appearances for the Blaugrana in total, while forming a deadly attacking trinity alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

However, Neymar decided to leave Catalonia in the summer of 2017, with it suggested he was looking to emerge from Lionel Messi’s shadow and stake a claim for the Ballon d’Or award.

The Brazil international became the world’s most expensive player when he swapped Barca for PSG in a €222 million (£201m/$250m) deal, but has since struggled to live up to that hefty price tag.

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