Barcelona’s busy summer transfer window is not just about arrivals, of which there have already been plenty, but many players are also due to leave and one of them could leave soon.
Brazil goalkeeper Neto is now a target for two European teams as Napoli have joined the race for the 33-year-old, according to Italian football expert Gianluca Di Marzio.
Napoli are looking for a quality replacement for their starter Alex Meret and have had ‘concrete talks’ with Neto over a transfer, and the player is said to be interested in returning to Italy where he played for Fiorentina and Juventus in the past.
But Napoli have real competition from Premier League side Fulham, who are pushing for a deal at the behest of manager Marco Silva. Silva has been a Neto fan since he was Watford manager, and now that he’s back in the English top flight, the Portuguese manager would like to finally be able to have Neto as his number one goalscorer.
Neto is one of five players on Barca’s transfer list along with Óscar Mingueza, Samuel Umtiti, Riqui Puig and Martin Braithwaite. Unloading all five players, regardless of how much Barca receive for them, is crucial to opening up enough wage space to save new signings under. the leaguesalary rules.