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Barça directors showed Neymar's messages to De Jong to convince him to join

The Brazilian longs to return and Frenkie de Jong was shown messages from Neymar to prove to him that Barcelona was a better choice than PSG.

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Neymar quiere volver al Barça.
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Neymar has done Barcelona a massive favour without knowing it by convincing Frenkie de Jong that a move to the Camp Nou is better than PSG's Parc des Princes. The two teams were pitted against each other over the Dutch midfielder's signing and he choose LaLiga over Ligue 1 during the week.

Barcelona's directors showed De Jong the messages Neymar has been sending to people at the club and his former teammates in a ploy to shown him where he should move. The Brazilian supposedly regrets his decision to abandon the Camp Nou and Spain's LaLiga in favour of a move to the French capital and has sent reams of messages about Ligue 1's lack of competitiveness and the climate.

With the information provided to him, De Jong needed little more convincing and signed a deal with Barcelona that will see him stay at the club until 2024 as the young star in the making looks set to replace Sergio Busquets. The move also plunged the PSG's sporting director's future into doubt as the club look set to sack him over the fiasco.

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