Barcelona coach Quique Setien has revealed that he would love to work with Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar at the Catalan club someday.
Neymar has consistently been linked with a move back to Camp Nou since joining PSG from Barcelona in 2017 in a world-record €222 million deal.
The Brazilian admitted last summer that he wanted to re-join his old side and a move nearly went through before it collapsed near the end of the summer transfer window.
And Barca boss Setien discussed his desire to see the PSG superstar return to the Camp Nou under his tutelage.
"Without doubt, I would love to be able to coach Neymar one day," Setien said in an interview with beIN SPORTS.
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He added, "Absolutely. He is a player who is at an exceptional level, nobody can place that in doubt. I have already fulfilled the dream of coaching the best in the world, which is Leo [Messi]. As for those who could come in, we'll have to see, but I would be delighted."
Setien may have to wait at least a year if he is to coach the Brazilian, as Goal reported that Neymar might not be joining his former side this summer due a lack of funds.
The Barca boss was tight-lipped on a bid for Martinez, though he did say the 22-year-old would into his team’s system.
“We all know that there are perhaps four of five strikers capable of playing in this role and he is one of them,” Setien added.
La Liga has been paused since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the league is inching toward a mid-June restart as teams begin returning to individual training.