NEYMAR DID EVERYTHING possible to return to Barcelona before the European transfer window closed, according to Luis Suarez.
Paris Saint-Germain retained the Brazil superstar despite strong speculation he would leave, two years after joining from Barca for a world-record €222million fee.
Neymar was reportedly the subject of a series of offers from the Catalans, whose LaLiga rivals Real Madrid were also said to be interested, and there were even rumored the player offered up to €20m of his own money to facilitate a transfer back to the Spanish champions.
Despite PSG bringing in Inter striker Mauro Icardi on loan to boost their forward options, Neymar is now set to stay at the club until January at least.
There has long been speculation Neymar regretted his decision to leave Barca in 2017 and Suarez confirmed team-mates warned him about making the move to Paris.
“We talked about it at the time,” Suarez told Fox Sports Radio in Argentina. “We told him that there would be no place better than at Barcelona. But it’s his decision and he chose that. “Now, he did everything possible to return.”