Coutinho would welcome Neymar back to Barcelona: Arthur...?

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Neymaralready regrets moving to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and is seeking a shock return to Barcelona, according to reports in the Spanish media.

The Brazil worldwide is now recovering from foot surgery having missed Paris Saint-Germain's second leg against Real Madrid. Apparently, the Brazilian star is regretting his much trumpeted move to the Paris club from Barcelona.

FC Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has commented on the rumours linking his global teammate and friend Neymar with a return to the Camp Nou. Rakitic said that he would open the door right now if Neymar is eyeing a return to Cam Nou.

Joining PSG had appeared to be a method by which the Brazilian could shine a little brighter than he had at Barcelona under the influence of Lionel Messi. "Not only because of the relationship I have with him, but because of the type of player he is", he said.

"Everybody knew that the move to PSG was not going to satisfy him, apart from money", the former Tottenham and Man Utd forward told the La Liga Weekly podcast. "I would always put Neymar in my team".

Neymar is understood to want any potential deal to be finalised before the World Cup this year
Neymar is understood to want any potential deal to be finalised before the World Cup this year

Spanish newspaper ABC suggested Neymar may have played his last game for PSG already (h/t Sport).

Neymar only left Barca for French giant Paris Saint-Germain in August a year ago, the Brazil star becoming the world's most expensive player after his release clause was activated.

"I am thinking as Rakitic does, I would like to have here the best players and Neymar is one of them", Coutinho said.

A serious back injury saw him miss the infamous 7-1 demolition job by Germany in the semi-finals - but he sees World Cup success as his priority for 2018.

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