FC Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho wants Neymar to reject Real Madrid
Posted: 13 March 2018 Time: 20:00
FC Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has urged wantaway Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar to join him at the LaLiga leaders next season.
Neymar left Barca for the Ligue 1 giants in a world-record in August last year but there has been speculation that he could either return to Barcelona or join Real Madrid due to his alleged unhappiness in the French capital.
However, Coutinho is remaining hopeful his close friend and international teammate returns to the Blaugrana to play alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez once again.
"Neymar is a great player. I play with him for the national team and it is a real privilege," he told reporters at the Mediterranean Internation Cup, as quoted by Marca.
"It would be great if he came back to Barcelona, and of course we would open the door to that."