Neymar very close to joining Barcelona

Barcelona are more optimistic about their chances of signing Neymar, even if they maintain that a move from Paris Saint-Germain remains complicated.

A Blaugrana delegation that included Eric Abidal traveled to Paris on Tuesday to meet with the PSG directors and to try to unblock the Brazilian’s move to the LaLiga Santander champions.

Although such a transfer could still take days to materialise, Barcelona remain confident that they could seal a deal with the French side.

Barcelona are eager to include Philippe Coutinho in a deal to bring Neymarback to the Camp Nou in order to reduce the cost of a transfer that would cost more than 200 million euros.

That’s despite the fact that PSG would prefer payment strictly in cash.

Although Josep Maria Bartomeu didn’t participate in Tuesday’s meeting in Paris, he is expected to come across the PSG directors during the European Club Association’s conference in London on Thursday.

For now, though, those at the Camp Nou are at least less pessimistic than they were.

They believe they moved a little bit closer to signing Neymar thanks to Tuesday’s meeting.