I hope he'll join us, he's one of my best friends and I always want my friends to be close by. "He's one of my best friends and I'll always want him by my side, but I cannot interfere", said Alves.
Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be prepared to offer Barcelona a trio of superstars in any deal that would bring Neymar to the Parc Des Princes this summer in order to avoid such an incredible financial cost for the Ligue 1 club.
Barcelona's obligation to pay that amount would be obsolete if Neymar was engaging in transfer dealings with another club, so his father has requested PSG hold back their official interest until the start of August. "It's a personal decision for him, but of course, we want him to stay".
PSG are reportedly lining up a blockbuster bid of over 200 million euros for the Brazilian player which is enough to trigger his release clause. Neymar feels he can not begin to establish himself as one of the world's best until he is the main superstar at a club.
The money is surely enticing, and the transfer would also put Neymar's name in the record books for most expensive transfer fee a club has paid for a player.
It's been four years since that transfer took place, but for Neymar in particular, its time for a different scenery. They want soccer's governing body to investigate the source of these funds. "The French league, with all due respect, if you don't win the Champions League there then he is not going to get the recognition that he deserves playing there".
"I don't want to call it an incident, but it [Neymar fight] did happen", Iniesta said Friday at Hard Rock Stadium, before Barca battles rival Real Madrid Saturday in Miami.
Further reports suggest that Neymar was supposed to head to a promotional event in China to promote Nike and Barcelona after the El Clasico on Sunday night, but the event has now apparently been cancelled.