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Del Bosque: "If I was at a club, I wouldn't have signed Neymar"

"I acknowledge that he is a fine player but there are other aspects that turn me off" claimed the former Spanish national team coach on Estudio Estadio.

Del Bosque: "If I was at a club, I wouldn't have signed Neymar"
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Former Real Madrid and Spain national team coach Vicente del Bosque offered his view on the failed attempt of Neymar to forge a Camp Nou return this summer as the Salamanca native spoke on the Estudio Estadtio radio show.

"It would have been good for the domestic league for him to return but I have to say that if I was involved with a club, I wouldn't have signed him. He is a fine player for sure, but there are other aspects that turn me off. If you were to carry out a survey with Barcelona fans, I'm sure more than 50% of them would have  a negative response to his return".

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 04, 2019 Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice

Upon being asked about the start of the 2019-20 season he claimed: "We've only played three games and all teams still have question marks and Atlético are the only side with maximum points despite a major overhaul in their squad this summer".

"Real Madrid are a work in progress with plenty of questions being asked too and this has to do with the strength of their squad. Barcelona are suffering with Messi and Suárez missing but they will recover as will Madrid when Hazard is back to full fitness".

Vicente Del Bosque

The veteran coach also took time to reflect on the ongoing dispute between LaLiga and the Spanish FA. "This is a matter that is good for no-one and they both need to reach a level of understanding for the overall benefit of the Spanish game".