One Barcelona star has made a huge claim by revealing that the Catalan giants are actually better off without Paris Saint Germain’s Neymar Jr.
The Brazilian became one of the best players in world football at the Camp Nou but left the club in the summer transfer window.
Neymar cited wanting a new challenge for moving and Paris Saint-German were willing to trigger his release clause of £222million to make that happen.
They eventually did and the biggest transfer in footballing history became a reality and Barcelona lost one of their best ever stars.
Though, in one amazing claim this afternoon, Ivan Rakitic has actually claimed the side is better off without Neymar.
That is because he claims the side is ‘more balanced’ without the Brazilian in the side.
“We had more verve when Neymar was here, maybe that’s something we lack a little now,” Rakitic explained.
“If I had a magic wand, I would bring him back! He is the sort of player you would love on your team and of course I would prefer him to be here.”
“But the truth is we are doing very well without him here and he’s now at a different club, so it is not right to speak about him more.”
“We had to change our system and we are now more balanced both defensively and offensively, although we still have room to improve.”
Another Barcelona star admits he is ready to leave the club
While Neymar’s transfer has clearly been overcome, another player is set to leave the club.
That is because he admitted today that his time at the Camp Nou is coming to an end.
That could lead to a transfer in the January transfer window or even at the end of the season.
Safe to say, Barcelona fans will be sad to see this player leave the club.