Quique Setien discusses Neymar and Lautaro Martinez coming to Barcelona

Barcelona targets Neymar Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona manager Quique Setien was unwilling to choose between Neymar and Inter’s Lautaro Martinez, saying it would be good to have both.

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar and Martinez have both been linked with moves to the Camp Nou. The Brazilian only left Barca for Paris less than three years ago, while the other has starred for Inter this campaign.

But, asked who would be better for Barcelona, Setien told El Larguero: “Both of them, because they are good players.”

Neymar made a €222 million transfer move to PSG from Barcelona in 2017, but has regularly been linked with a return back to Spain.

Setien, whose side were top of La Liga when the campaign was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, said it would be tough to bring the Brazil international back to the club.

“All the great players, how can I not like them?” he said. “Neymar is one of them, but as things are, you have to consider what is possible and what is not possible.

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“We know that these footballers cost a lot of money and that it is not easy to bring them.”

While new signings may be hard to pull off any time soon at the club, the Barca coach recently stressed Messi is likely to remain at the club for the rest of his career.

Setien also questioned La Liga’s hopes to finish the current campaign in the wake of the coronavirus crisis which has hit Spain particularly hard.

“Everyone wants to be ready for when the season starts again, but that cannot happen until the health authorities can guarantee that there will be no problems,” Setien told radio station RAC1.

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“I have read the protocol and the reality is I don’t know if it can be carried out as it is written. I think it’s unworkable. I think it’s very difficult logistically.

“The situation is what it is, I don’t know if this means it is ok to give to us the Liga title, I won’t feel like a champion even having a larger lead than when I arrived, when we were equal with Real Madrid.

“This is a very hard situation for everyone and what matters to me is to find a solution ASAP for going out and being able to see others, and helping people who are suffering this situation with more intensity.”


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