We'll see what happens, says Barcelona coach Valverde on Neymar's transfer

Published: Aug 10, 2019, 17:45 IST | mid-day online correspondent

"We'll see what happens. The classic response is that he plays for another team and that's that. All I know is that I'm the manager and I only think about the players I have", Valverde said.

We'll see what happens, says Barcelona coach Valverde on Neymar's transfer
Neymar running during a PSG training session

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde expressed uncertainty over the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain player and Brazil striker Neymar to the club as he said that all his focus at the moment is on the players present in Barcelona at the moment.

Neymar has made himself available to Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona for a transfer.

"We'll see what happens. The classic response is that he plays for another team and that's that. All I know is that I'm the manager and I only think about the players I have. They are the ones I'll be using tomorrow. As it stands, I don't know what is going to happen," Goal.com quoted Valverde as saying.

Barcelona will be competing against Napoli in a club-friendly match on August 11.

Neymar left Barcelona in 2017 when he made a move to Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. However, there have been rumours which indicates that the 27-year old is likely to make a return to Barcelona.

Valverde is also unsure about Ivan Rakitic's future at the club despite admitting that the Croatia midfielder is 'very important' to them.

"He is very important for us. His work is there. Right now, I don't know if he will stay. I count on him as I have," he said.

With inputs from ANI

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