Neymar picks Barcelona over Real Madrid?

Want-away PSG star Neymar appears to have suggested the club he would prefer to play for this season, amid reports linking him to both Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Neymar has not hidden his desire to quit French champions PSG, and has been the subject of reported interest from Spain’s biggest clubs – Barcelona and Real Madrid – but the Brazilian appears to have indicated he would prefer a return to Camp Nou, from where he moved to the French capital, following a series of cryptic posts on social media on Sunday.

While his current employers were cruising to a 4-0 win over Toulouse on Sunday – a game Neymar was not involved in – former side Barca were playing Real Betis.

Antoine Griezmann was the two-goal hero for the Spanish giants in a thumping 5-2 victory and Neymar was quick to pay tribute to the display as he liked posts on Instagram that included pictures of Griezmann and Sergi Roberto.

Spanish publication AS say it is a ‘nod’ in the direction of Barca as he is looking to do all he can to convince them to re-sign him.

As it stands, Barcelona are struggling to raise the cash as they have already spent more than £200m on new players this summer and PSG want to recoup all the money they spent to take him to France in the first place.

Real Madrid are in a similar situation as they have spent big in the window as well.

Meanwhile, if Neymar’s social media stance is anything to go by it is worth noting his father recently followed Real captain Sergio Ramos on Instagram.

Ramos has made no secret of his desire for the club too bring in the Brazilian.

“Neymar is a top player, among the top three in the world,” he previously said.

“Talking about signings is a lack of respect for this great team.

“These things are always talked about at Real Madrid and even more so when the transfer window is open.

“Players must be cold with these things.”

Time is running out for Neymar’s future to be resolved and previous reports have suggested he might have to move on loan before a deal is made permanent next summer.

The transfer windows in France and Spain close on September 2.