Since Barcelona pursued Marco Verratti and ultimately lost Neymar Junior in the process, the two sides have been at odds.
Six years ago this summer, PSG activated Neymar’s €222m release clause, depriving Barcelona of their next Lionel Messi; eventually, Barcelona would deprive themselves of the Argentine, to PSG’s advantage.
Since then, the two have been at odds in both public and private. The most recent incident is the unexpected signing of Ousmane Dembele, which is anticipated to occur for €50m in the near future.
But if they both honour their commitments, that will be the final crossing point between the two sides for some time. According to Sport, the two clubs have reached a tacit understanding not to seek out the players of the other team.
Barcelona Sporting Director Deco and PSG Sporting Advisor Luis Campos have a long-standing connection, despite the fact that Barcelona President Joan Laporta and Nasser Al-Khelaifi have fought on a number of occasions over the years.
Nevertheless, both Laporta and Al-Khelaifi have a reputation for not just disobeying their staff but also for changing their opinions. If the arrangement is upheld, Barcelona might consider themselves the winners, as they lack the funds and time to pursue PSG’s talents.