Evra Backs Neymar To Glitter At Barcelona

Former France defender Patrice Evra has insisted Neymar will rediscover his best form if he joins Barcelona this summer.

Evra Backs Neymar To Glitter At Barcelona
Patrice Evra on Neymar's return to Barcelona

Having departed Barcelona in a staggering €222 million in 2017, the former Santos forward has since wanted a return to the Camp Nou.

And after spending two years at the Parc de Princes, Neymar is set to return to Barcelona after it was reported the two clubs have reached an agreement over the return of the player.

Backing the Brazilian’s decision to re-join Barcelona, Evra has disclosed the 27-year-old will be the best player he was if his deal to the LaLiga giants is finalised.

"I think Neymar, there are a lot of people who don't like him," Evra said. "The problem in this world is that when you are yourself, people hate you, and when you lie, people love you.

"Neymar, I often speak with him and I wish that God would realise his plans. It's always like that, when you arrive you are the king of the world, and when you leave... Looks like Neymar murdered someone. This is not the case.

"You'll see, people miss Neymar for his genius, his way of playing. It's true that with his dribbling, he sometimes gets annoyed, but it's his football, he has to stay himself. And I assure you, people will regret him very much.

"It's simple, a football player must feel loved. When you feel too much negativity, you leave.

"There are people, and maybe even the media, who use that, who criticise him for diving too much during the games," Evra continued. "They create all this hatred around him. But Neymar is a good guy. He gave a lot to Paris.

"And then I'll tell you, we're talking about Neymar, but when Neymar didn't play in the Champions League, Paris didn't go any further. Neymar was not there for the two semi-finals. Neymar is too important for the PSG to lose him.

"I don't know if they're going to lose him, but if they do, they'll lose a great player. And he will return to Barcelona and become the player he always was."