Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has admitted that it would difficult for the club to keep hold of Brazil superstar Neymar, especially considering that the forward has been linked with a move back to Barcelona.
Neymar transferred to PSG at the start of the 2017/18 season for a fee that made him the most expensive footballer of all time. The Brazilian international has won multiple titles with the club during his stay there but has not being able to guide them to the Champions League trophy.
With rumours now strong that Neymar wants to return to Barcelona, Marquinhos is hoping that the forward stays with the club rather than move, but admits that it could be difficult to keep him in France.
He told L’Equipe: “It's difficult to recruit a player like him into your club and it's hard to keep him, but I hope he'll continue with us.
“He's a friend, so we just wanted to know if he was feeling better, mentally and physically,” he added.