Neymar’s lawyers at Barcelona
Spain’s El Golazo De Gol have released footage of Neymar’s lawyers at Barcelona on Monday.
The footage will no-doubt fuel speculation that Neymar could finally leave PSG to move back to the Camp Nou.
Spotted: Juan de Dios Crespo
Interestingly, one of the men spotted walking into Barcelona’s offices today is rather well-known: Juan de Dios Crespo.
— Mercato Ligue 1🇫🇷 (@footballeurope5) August 12, 2019
Juan de Dios Crespo came to fame two years ago when Neymar left Barcelona to join PSG.
Crespo was the lawyer who deposited the 222 million euro bid from PSG, which met Barcelona’s release clause at the time.
Juan de Dios Crespo: the lawyer who completed the transaction for Neymar on behalf of PSG this afternoon. 💼 pic.twitter.com/zI3gJp1KzP
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 3, 2017
So does this mean Neymar is moving to Barcelona?
Right now, that remains unclear.
Interestingly, Esport3 have posited another reason for why Juan de Dios Crespo could be at Barcelona’s HQ, which doesn’t relate to Neymar:
The Valencian lawyer is a great eminence in sports law and is a regular adviser both in player transfers and in international litigation issues with FIFA, UEFA and TAS.
In fact, he was hired by FC Barcelona as a result of the penalty imposed by FIFA in 2014 with regard to signings of minors which were considered illegal.
Could Neymar join Real Madrid?
Real Madrid also continue to be linked to Neymar.
The Times suggested that PSG could sell Neymar to Real Madrid in exchange for £149 million and Luka Modric.
Today, Spanish paper Sport claim that “Real Madrid first spoke to Neymar’s representatives back in March”.