Neymar would encourage Barcelona and talismanic skipper Lionel Messi to become “again a giant” by returning to the Liga team, Dani Alves believes.
“Everybody knows that Ney will support Barcelona, Messi and the club to become a giant again in La Liga, in Europe. Football is getting even more competitive. The team has 11 and you have 13 with Messi. The team has 11 and you have 13 with Neymar,” the former Barca and PSG right-back said to Radio Catalunya.
He went on: “The only thing I have managed to persuade is that Neymar is moving to Barcelona.
“He had a very large bid from Real Madrid, so I asked him he would move to Barcelona if he wanted to be satisfied. It is the only time I have ever told anyone.
“If I were him, I would come back with no thought of it. I never think people make errors while making a choice.”