Neymar’s father offers update on Barcelona talk

first_imgNeymar’s father has refuted reports suggesting that he is set to enter into discussions with Barcelona regarding a potential return to Camp Nou for his son.Speculation continues to rage when it comes to a possible switch to Spain for the Brazil international.Two years on from a record-breaking €222 million (£200m/$262m) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain,  Neymar is said to want out of the France capital. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Sources close to a long-running saga have suggested that Barca are open to the idea of re-signing the South American. There are, however, a number of obstacles for them to overcome before a deal can be done.The Liga champions are eager to acquire both Neymar and Antoine Griezmann this summer, but have Financial Fair Play considerations to take into account.That is delaying the process, along with the demands of Atletico Madrid when it comes to negotiations regarding their World Cup-winning striker .With that in mind, little progress is being made when it comes to the pursuit of Neymar.The 27-year-old’s father has confirmed as much, with there no plans on his part to head for Catalunya any time soon – regardless of what reports in Spain may suggest.He told Fox Sports when quizzed on the rumours: “I’m not going to Barcelona to negotiate. I am in Brazil and I will stay here until we return to Paris with my son.”Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19Neymar is currently back in his homeland watching his fellow countrymen compete in the 2019 Copa America.He had been hoping to play a leading role in that competition, only to see an untimely injury prevent him from forming part of Tite’s plans.His attention may have been diverted elsewhere for now, but a decision on his club future will need to be made at some stage.PSG are understandably reluctant to part with one of their prized assets.They have, however, admitted that they will only look to retain the services of those who are fully committed to the collective cause at Parc des Princes.With it unclear as to whether Neymar is buying into that project, the Ligue 1 title holders have started to piece together contingency plans.Pablo Sarabia has been snapped up from Sevilla in a deal worth over €20 million (£18m/$23m),  with it suggested that his arrival could be paving the way for imminent departures.last_img read more

Traffic Chief warns operators against using private cars as taxis

Traffic Chief, Superintendent Dion Moore is calling on citizens to be cognisant of private cars operating as taxis for their own safety.The Department of Public Information/ Government Information Agency (DPI/GINA), today, quoted Moore as saying that the Guyana Police Force Traffic Department has charged 369 persons thus far who used their cars for a purpose other than which they are licensed for.Moore explained that many times when someone calls for a taxi it is only upon arrival of the car that they realise that they are being picked up by a private car. “As long as you the member of the public request a taxi and you recognise that it is a private car, you should refuse from entering that car because you are not covered by the insurance and it is a breach,” the Traffic Chief stated.When asked if there is anything that can be done to prohibit taxi services from using private cars, the traffic chief responded in the negative. He said that the GPF cannot stop taxi services from having private cars but pointed out that operators will be charged, once they are caught breaking the law, according to DPI/GINA.The Traffic Chief reiterates his call on owners of private cars not to use their vehicle for a purpose other than what it is licensed. He is also asking that members of the public desist from utilising such cars as their safety could be at serious risk. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedActing Traffic Chief warns ranks to be professionalAugust 10, 2015In “Business”65 vehicles belonging to police officers stripped of tint-Traffic ChiefDecember 15, 2017In “Crime”Traffic Chief cautions motorists about rising road deathsAugust 30, 2017In “Local News” read more