Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar Jr has rekindled transfer speculations which hint at his potential return to Barcelona after reportedly rejecting a new deal from Les Parisians. News emerging from Spain and France suggests that the Brazilian has turned down a new lucrative contract which would extend his stay with the French outfit to 2025.
During this summer's transfer window, Neymar's future was a huge subject of interest amid reports that the 27-year-old winger was seeking a way out of PSG in order to return to Barcelona. However, despite beginning negotiations, the clubs could not reach a mutual ground in their discussions with the French club refusing to compromise on the 220-million-euro price tag slapped on the attacker.
In a bid to prevent Los Blaugrana from making any new advancements, PSG has presented Neymar a new deal, one which he has apparently rejected. According to a report from France via Spanish publication AS, the former Santos prodigy is adamant to commit his long-term future to the Ligue 1 outfit as he retains hope that a move to Barca is still possible.
Neymar's stance is further backed by the fact that on Monday, Eric Abidal, the sporting director of his former club, told Mundo Deportivo and Sport that "Neymar will always be an option" for the Spanish outfit. In effect, with the winger's contract expiring in 2022, Paris Saint-Germain is expected to reduce its 220 million euro asking price should Barcelona come knocking in the summer. As per AS, the figure could significantly come down to 170 million euros.