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Barcelona Manager Ernesto Valverde Rules Out Imminent Move For Neymar



Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde believes Neymar is a “world-class” player but is unlikely to make an imminent move from PSG back to the club

The Barcelona boss admitted the club may look to strengthen the attack after Munir El Haddadi completed a move to Sevilla

According to reports Philippe Coutinho could be sold in the summer to fund a potential deal for Neymar.

Barca have previously ruled out a return for the Brazilian after he left under a cloud when PSG paid his €200million release clause in 2017, but the club’s director of institutional relations, Guillermo Amor, said in November: “Anything is possible.”

Regarding Coutinho’s future, Valverde backed the former Liverpool midfielder – who missed a penalty against Levante in the Copa del Rey – to come good.

“Throughout the season you have days when you are more fortunate than others,” he said. “Coutinho has had great games and we hope he will continue to have them. He must continue to improve.”

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