Zone Blitz: Are Barcelona doing the right thing by trying to re-sign Neymar?

By George Davis, Mariah Ramharack&Lance Whittaker July 18, 2019

It's said you should never go back to your ex but Barcelona and Neymar could be a re-marriage made in heaven.

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    Messi, 32, said "the moment of withdrawal is approaching" after winning a record sixth Ballon d'Or on Monday, leading to retirement talk.

    However, Suarez believes the Argentina star's comments were misunderstood, backing the forward to play for years to come.

    "[Messi] amazes me because he is a one-off and is making history," Suarez told beIN SPORTS.

    "As a friend and team-mate, [the Ballon d'Or] makes me happy and proud because it's a beautiful moment for him.

    "[His comments] were misinterpreted. When someone wins a Ballon d'Or they are happy but also nervous.

    "Leo is a human being and gets nervous like the rest of us. He wanted to say he might have to contend with retiring in a couple of years.

    "It was misunderstood, but I'm sure Leo Messi will continue for a long while yet."

    Suarez has starred for Barca since arriving from Liverpool in 2014, but the 32-year-old has also been linked with a move away despite being contracted until 2021.

    The Uruguay international said he would do what was best for the LaLiga champions, who sit top of the table.

    "If they bring in a new team-mate for me to compete with, that's the same pressure as having to play every three days," Suarez said.

    "And I have to be thinking about the future of the club – as a fan of the club, I have to think about the future, and maybe the best thing is if they sign a young or an established player to carry the torch as Barcelona's number nine."

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    Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman dismissed speculation linking him to LaLiga champions Barcelona.

    Koeman has emerged as a possible option for Barca should Ernesto Valverde leave, with the Dutchman's Netherlands contract containing a clause that would allow him to depart for Camp Nou following Euro 2020.

    The 56-year-old spent six years at Barca as a player before later having a spell as Louis van Gaal's assistant from 1998 to 2000.

    Koeman, however, is focused on his job with the Netherlands ahead of next year's European Championship.

    "I have two more years left on my contract with the [Dutch] national team and I do not like to talk about Barcelona," Koeman said at an event in Barcelona.

    "It's uncomfortable for a lot of reasons; I currently have a job and it's not fair to talk about this.

    "If they come, they come; and if they don't, they don't. There are more important things [to worry about] in life."

    The Netherlands are in Group C for Euro 2020, alongside Ukraine, Austria and a play-off winner.

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