Coutinho backs Neymar's Barcelona return

13 March 2018

Philippe Coutinho said it would be awesome to have Neymar back at Barcelona amid speculation over a possible return to Camp Nou.

Neymar only left Barca for French giants Paris Saint-Germain in August last year – the Brazil star becoming the world`s most expensive player after his €222million release clause was activated.

However, the 26-year-old – who is recovering from a broken foot – has been linked with a sensational move to Spanish and European champions Real Madrid, while rumours of a return to Barca has now emerged.

Ivan Rakitic talked up the possibility of Neymar wearing the Barca jersey again following Saturday`s 2-0 win over Malaga and Coutinho followed suit.

I am thinking as Rakitic does, I would like to have here the best players and Neymar is one of them, said fellow Brazil international Coutinho, who arrived from Liverpool in January.

I am playing alongside him with Brazil and it`s a privilege. It would be awesome to have him back.

Neymar, who suffered a cracked metatarsal in PSG`s 3-0 victory over Marseille last month, has scored 28 goals across all competitions this season.

Barca, meanwhile, are 11 points clear atop the LaLiga table after 28 matches.

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