Barca great warns against Neymar's return.


Hristo Stoichkov. [Getty Images]
Hristo Stoichkov. [Getty Images]

Hristo Stoichkov is against the idea of Neymar returning to Barcelona as he reckons the Brazilian 'would be a bomb inside the locker room' at the Camp Nou.


The Blaugrana great doesn't believe Ernesto Valverde's side need Neymar who left the Catalan club for PSG in a world-record €222million move back in 2017.


The 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 champions all summer, with LaLiga giants Barca and Real Madrid interested in landing the forward.


Reports suggest that Barca have offered multiple players and a transfer fee to secure his return, But Stoichkov, who spent seven years at Barca across two spells, reckons Neymar brings more trouble than his all-round performance on the pitch.


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"He would be a bomb inside the locker room," Stoichkov told Univision. "Barcelona don't need Neymar. He would have no space to play because they already have very important players.


"There are [Ousmane] Dembele, [Antoine] Griezmann, [Luis] Suarez, [Lionel] Messi. Where would he play? For my part, I don't want him to come back.


'He would be a bomb inside the locker room.'

"I'm sure there are players who want to come back and ask the president for his effort, but Barca isn't going to move a single Euro to get him back. Barca doesn't have the money to pay PSG.


Reports suggest that Barca have offered multiple players and a transfer fee to secure Neymar's return.
Reports suggest that Barca have offered multiple players and a transfer fee to secure Neymar's return.

"There are [swap] options, but the players Barca is offering to PSG is disrespectful [to the players]. Firstly, because Ivan Rakitic is a great worker, a very humble lad who has never let his guard down and has always defenders the interests of Barcelona.


"And [Philippe] Coutinho cost a lot of money, but he has a lot of ability and I defend him, and hopefully no Barca player leaves."


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