Mascherano hopes Neymar returns to Barcelona

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PARIS Former Barcelona star Javier Mascherano hopes Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar returns to the LaLiga champions to play alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Neymar swapped Barca for PSG in a world-record €222million transfer in 2017 but the Brazilian superstar has been regularly linked with a Camp Nou comeback. The 28-year-old forward spent four years at Barca, where he won two LaLiga titles and the Champions League among other honours. Mascherano was teammates with Neymar when Barca claimed the 2014-15 Champions League trophy via a 3-1 win over Juventus in Berlin and the ex-Argentina captain reflected on that successful night at Olympiastadion. “The other day, I watched the final in Berlin again and what the three up front created was impressive, Neymar, Suarez and Messi,” Mascherano told RAC1. “Each of them had a position in the team, the pressure after losing the ball and control. “They added a lethal edge to our play. I hope Ney returns to Barcelona and they play together. It would be so nice for the club and the fans.”—AP

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