Since leaving Barcelona for PSG in a €222 million transfer, Neymar has sought to recover his kingdom in Catalonia.
After leaving Paris, rumors circulated that the Brazilian would rejoin Barcelona.
Neymar’s departure to Al-Hilal is inevitable, ending his Barça dream.
Xavi’s reign prevents Neymar’s arrival.
Xavi’s apathy killed Neymar’s Barcelona move.
Unlike Barca board members, the coach opposed the signing.
According to Fabrizio Romano on the Here, We Go Podcast (h/t Martin Minan), Neymar indicated he would not return to Barcelona with Xavi as manager.
The 31-year-old may have resented Xavi’s decision because the Barcelona coach had doubts about his coming and didn’t approve until the end.
The South Americans clearly wanted to join the Catalan Titans.
Sergi Roberto, one of Barcelona’s four captains this season, shared Neymar’s desire to play for the Blaugrana this summer in a quick talk.
Xavi worried about the 31-year-old’s mentality and off-field concerns, which could disturb the dressing room.
As long as Xavi is in control, Neymar is unlikely to return to Barcelona after his failed move.