According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Neto is hoping to complete his move to Napoli before the ongoing week ends. The Catalan giants are ready to let the Brazilian goalkeeping ace walk away from Camp Nou for free, but they want him to forego the rest of his wages before joining the Serie A giants. Barcelona might have been on a roll in the summer transfer window thus far, but there is still a lot of work to be done before Xavi Hernandez has his desired squad at his disposal. While they have signed several top-class players, they remain in the market for a few more additions.
The 32-year-old goalkeeper joined Barcelona from Valencia three years ago, with Jasper Cillessen moving in the opposite direction. But Neto’s stint with the Catalan club has not gone to plan as he has managed only 21 appearances thus far, keeping seven clean sheets. So with his career headed nowhere at Camp Nou, Neto wants to leave Barcelona, with Napoli his preferred destination.
The Serie A giants have seen David Ospina join Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr in the summer transfer window, creating the need to bring in a goalkeeper ahead of the 2022/23 season. Neto has thus emerged as a viable target for Napoli, with the Barcelona ace keen on moving to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
Barcelona will let him leave for free, but they want the veteran goalkeeper to forego the salary he will have earned by staying at Camp Nou for the final year of his contract.