"If I were to choose, I'd rather he played the Olimpic Games. To have an Olimpic Champion in Barcelona would be having a new world reference"
Bartomeu made it clear: Neymar won't leave Barça. The president of the Blaugranas, Josep Maria Bartomeu, gave an interview to the brazilian medium Globoesporte to which he assured Barça won't let any clubs negotiate with the player, after we heard that according to l'Équipe, the player's agent said they would be ready to negotiate with PSG. In addition, he stated that they would start negotiations to renew his contract at the end of the season:
"If someone comes to negotiate with Neymar, we won't let them."
"Neymar will stay at Barça. At the end of the season we'll talk about the renewal."
The Brazilian's controversial transfer
"Santos should be very happy that our coach [Tito Vilanova] asked us to bring him in one year before, because that way they could get some money out of it. If Neymar had come after the World Cup, Santos wouldn't have gotten any mony. Not Santos nor DIS."
"I think it will be impossible to talk the team into letting Neymar play the Olimpic Games as well as Copa América. We know what he means for Brazil, but we understand that footballers need some rest to recover after a large season."
"I I were to choose, I'd rather he played the Olimpic Games. For Barcelona to have an Olimpic Champion would be having a new world reference."