Gerard Pique feels Neymar could still end up making the move to Barcelona despite the closure of transfer window across Europe.
The Brazilian was strongly linked with a switch back to the Nou Camp this summer having left two years ago to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world record deal.
It was even reported that the Brazilian would be prepared to go on strike in order to secure his move back to Catalonia, but in the end no acceptable bid was made by Barca and the forward stayed in the French capital, despite further interest from Barca’s rivals Real Madrid.
Pique famously told the world that Neymar would be staying at Barca before he eventually made the move to Ligue 1 back in 2017, and his suggested that the closure of the transfer window across Europe might not be the end of the story when it comes to his return.
“There’s been a lot of drama, and that’s normal because of who he is, but we have to turn the page,” he told radio station Cedena SER.
“I wish him the best. I spoke with him and I said I hope things go well for him this season and that you never know, each year brings a new opportunity, so we will see.”
Pique added that he isn’t a fan of the transfer window running into the start of a new season, as it does in all major European league other than the Premier League.
Ironically England’s top-flight look set to change that ruling and move the deadline back to the end of August in future seasons, but Pique is a fan of the move.
“It should close before, that there are still rumours doesn’t help,” he said.
“The Premier League has the advantage over us in that sense.”