A former Barcelona great icon said he would love to see fellow Brazilian head back to Catalunya again,but he doubts a deal will be done for PSG star.

Ronaldinho admits he would be "happier" if Neymar made a surprise return to his formal team-mates at Barcelona,but doubt Barcelona can make a and another record signing for the psg man after breaking the world record €222million (€199m/$258m) transfer took him away from Camp Nou in the summer of 2017.

Neymar has impressed in France, despite seeing his debut campaign ended by unexpected injury, but has also been heavily linked with a move back to Spain.

Ronaldinho would love to see a fellow countryman back at Barca, rather than their arch-rivals Real Madrid , but is not convinced that an emotional reunion can be negotiated.

A man who spent five memorable years at Camp Nou during his playing days told Marca : "The important thing is that Neymar is happy.

"I like that my friends are always happy but, personally, I would be happier if he returned to Barcelona.

"But it's something I don't think will happen."

While continuing to star at club level, Neymar has also inherited a role as leader with the Brazil national side.

Ronaldinho once filled a similar position, with the former World Player of the Year tasting World Cup glory with his country in 2002.

Now 38 years of age, a modern-day icon has

called time on his illustrious career , with no competitive action taken in since leaving Fluminense in 2015.

Ronaldinho claims to be enjoying his retirement, with there no desire on his part to get back into the game.

He added: "I'm happy and calm here and don't miss football.