Neymar clearly wanted to return to Barcelona over the summer , says fellow Brazilian Filipe Luis , with a domination of transfer gossip columns making it apparent what his future preference was .
The 27-year – old forward spent an entire window being linked with moves away from Paris Saint- Germain .
Various landing spots were mooted, but it quickly became clear that the South American was only interested in retracing his steps to Camp Nou .
No deal was done , with the deadline passing without PSG lowering their demands , and Neymar must now make peace with the fact that he has bridges to build in France .
Quizzed by Marca on whether he feels a move was being pushed for , Filipe Luis said , “ I don’ t know . I want to believe he did, because if he didn ’ t then his name wouldn’ t have been heard every day for two months .
“ But leaving Paris Saint -Germain isn’ t easy because they don’ t usually sell .
“ I see him as being calm since saying he ’ d stay . He can develop at PSG. They also have ( Kylian) Mbappe , ( Mauro) Icardi and ( Edinson ) Cavani . It’ s important that they win something. ”