Midfielder Ivan Rakitic has revealed that he would be delighted to see Neymar make a return to Barcelona. Whilst talking about Arthur, Coutinho said: "He has excellent qualities, I played with him once in the national team and I was pleasantly surprised".
FC Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has commented on the rumours linking his worldwide teammate and friend Neymar with a return to the Camp Nou.
"If it was up to me, I'd open Camp Nou's doors to him right now". "Not only because of the relationship I have with him, but because of the type of player he is", he said.
Joining PSG had appeared to be a method by which the Brazilian could shine a little brighter than he had at Barcelona under the influence of Lionel Messi.
Barca coach Ernesto Valverde called the rumours "fantasy" on Friday but Rakitic was more welcoming to the idea of the Brazil worldwide coming back to the club.
According to information from Mundo Deportivo, the latter has sent a precise and firm instructions to the PSG chief al-Khelaïfi: keep Neymar at all costs!
Despite having only joined the French giants during the summer from Barcelona, Neymar is reportedly unsettled in France and wishes that he had no left his former club.
"With Neymar, that's life, but I have the same feelings as Rakitic", Coutinho said at the presentation of the Mediterranean International Cup.
Neymar has had a mixed start to life in Paris and speculation abounds about his future despite only joining the team past year.
Neymar is now back in Brazil where he is recovering from surgery on the fractured metatarsal which forced him to miss PSG's loss to Madrid in the Champions League last Tuesday.