Rival La Liga side, Real Madrid may be happy at the disintegration of the hitherto potent strike force of FC Barcelona following the very likely departure of Neymar.
The indication is deduced from the reaction of Â Real Madridâ€™s hard tackling Sergio Ramos who was happy that the mercurial Neymar may have played his last El Clasico last Saturday night in Miami, US.
Neymar swapped shirts with Ramos after Barcelonaâ€™s 3-2 win over Real Madrid in Miami, a move that has set the rumours swirling again.
As reported by the UKâ€™s Daily Express, Ramos said, â€œI donâ€™t know (if the transfer will happen), everybody is free to decide their own future.
â€œI hope it does happen, itâ€™ll be one less problem for usâ€.
Ramos continued, â€œI swapped shirts with him after the game and hopefully itâ€™ll be the last one heâ€™s worn for Barcelona.â€
Neymarâ€™s present Manager Ernesto Valverde believes Neymar will stay with the club and only he will decide his future.
â€œI try to talk about things that are happening, not things that can happen,â€ Valverde said on Neymar after the game
â€œWeâ€™re going to wait, but we think Neymar will help us this season. I see him here on the field and we hope heâ€™ll stay.â€
Neymar failed to score in what may be his final appearance in a Barcelona shirt on Saturday night.
Spanish media reported yesterday that Neymar did not return with Barcelona after their Miami ICC expedition.
He’s scheduled to travel to China for club and promotional activities.
However, there were speculations that after the trip to China Neymar will visit Qatar to meet with PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi to close his signing with the French club.
His medical is expected to happen at the Aspire Medical Centre in Doha, Qatar