Ivan Rakitic has warned Barcelona teammate Neymar, that he will not find the same affection he has at Barcelona at another club.
Neymar is the subject of a transfer to Paris Saint Germain, with the ligue 1 club looking to activate his release clause.
Barcelona are not interested in letting one of their star players leave and Rakitic has implored him to stay.
“We want to do important things this season and he is a key piece,” the Croatian told a news conference in Miami on Thursday.
“Footballers like Ney are not everywhere, not just as a player, but as a person. He knows he’s very important for us.
“We already know what we think. The team is like a family and we all want him to stay. Whatever he decides, you have to respect it 100 per cent.
“But as a companion and great friend, I tell him to stay with us. The affection he has here, he will not find anywhere. I hope he stays with us.”