The defending champions of La Liga, Barcelona, are currently in the middle of a transfer battle with arch-rivals Real Madrid concerning Neymar. Both of these teams are trying to confirm a deal to rope in Neymar from Paris-Saint Germain (PSG). However, no official confirmation has been made yet. Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has now finally opened up about what he feels about the potential return of his former teammate Neymar.
He admitted that these transfer negotiations are now getting a little too much and ‘tiring’. He also labeled him a great player but was quick to state that the decision will be of the club and he does not have any say in it.
“It’s already tiring. We have to wait until the window closes. He’s a great player. It’s the club’s decision. If he comes, great, but we have to wait and everyday there’s talk of a different team,” he said as reported by MARCA, a Spanish national daily sports newspaper.
Barcelona had a forgettable start to their La Liga season as they lost the match to Atheltic Bilbao and also in the process lost Luis Suarez to injury. An update on Suarez’s injury is awaited.
“The intensity was good,” Alba said of this particular match.
“But in some parts of the game we lacked concentration and we didn’t have clear ideas when it came to attacking. But LaLiga [Santander] has just started, we’ll get better. We have a lot to improve,” he said.