Neymar stars versus Juventus
It may only have been a pre-season friendly, but Neymar was sensational for Barcelona in their 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Juventus on Saturday.
Neymar only played a half but needed just 45 minutes to showcase why he may well be worth 222 million euros.
The Brazilian superstar scored twice for Barcelona in the first half, the second was a ridiculous goal as Neymar danced through the whole Juventus backline.
The Neymar rumours continued straight after Barcelona 2 – Juventus 1
If anything, the sensational two goals scored by Neymar have only focused minds even further as both Barcelona and PSG jostle for their positions in this summer transfer saga.
The big news from New Jersey where over 80,000 watched Barcelona play Juventus was that Neymar’s father was in attendance.
Neymar Santos Sr appeared in the Mixed Zone but did not speak to any media.
After the game, Neymar’s father was spotted leaving the stadium with the directors of Barcelona and returned to the hotel with the La Liga giants.
Sport suggest that Neymar’s father was there to arrange Neymar’s departure to PSG.
PSG players silent on Neymar
The Catalan paper also report that PSG players did not attend a press conference after their 4-2 friendly defeat to Tottenham.
Meanwhile, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has reiterated his desire to keep Neymar at Barcelona.
And, Catalan radio is also reporting on Sunday morning that Gerard Pique has attempted to talk to Neymar about his future at Barcelona.
Pique has argued that Neymar will have more success at Barcelona and will be relied upon too much at PSG…
The Neymar circus seems likely to continue until Wednesday when Barcelona face Manchester United in their next pre-season friendly.