"When you are in the opposition dug-out you have to try to stop him and you never have enough players on the pitch to do that".
The Parisians have been utterly adamant that their Italian midfield maestro - new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde's No.1 target - will not be allowed to leave the club, but that stance might change if Neymar moves in the opposite direction.
However, reports that Neymar could be tempted away from the Camp Nou have been ever-present. "Whoever comes here has to be a big player", Fernandez told reporters. "Regardless of how we start the game, he will end up in defined positions".
Sport claim that the attacking superstar listened to recent offers from Elite European clubs 'with great interest'.He is now rumoured to want to be the star of his team, and to win the Ballon D'Or, and that remaining with the Blaugrana would keep him in Lionel Messi's shadow.
Last week, Neymar was asked about leaving Barcelona, and said: "Who knows tomorrow?"
Speculation has intensified surrounding Neymar's future at the Spanish giants recently with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain showing interest.
Brazilian Neymar has endured a hugely successful four seasons at the Camp Nou since his move from Santos in 2013. I am adapted, but anything can happen, who knows Manchester? Back in October, the Brazilian signed an extension with Barca that would keep him in the blaugrana through 2021, with a massive release clause of $229 million this summer; over the next two years, that number will rise as high as $287 million. He has a salary of 15m euros a season and a release fee clause of 200m this summer, 222 in 2018, 222 for 2019 and 250 for the final three seasons.
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