Cardoner, who defended Neymar until the end when he was a Barça player, added that "he was the one who left".
"He was the one who left, it would be different if we hadn't believed in him and now we wanted to bring him back, but that's not the case".
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar reportedly wants a return to FC Barcelona after growing disillusioned with life in the French capital. "Yesterday, sources close to Neymar laid out why he wants to go back to the Camp Nou-and it's got a lot to do with Kylian Mbappe".
"It's always good for [the press] to ask these questions, but Neymar's at another team now and it's all speculation", Valverde said in a news conference on Friday.
It is unlikely that Paris Saint-Germain will give up on the Brazilian star quite so easily but should the move materialize, it would be the most shocking football return of 2019.
The PSG forward's exit sparked a war of words between the player and Barcelona, with Jordi Mestre, the La Liga champions' other vice president, criticising the way the deal was done.
If a club can stump up €215m then they can sign Neymar - but only in the summer of 2020 and not before.
The 26 year old was linked with Real Madrid in the weeks after the 2018 World Cup, but this time around it looks as if his former employers Barcelona could move to secure his signature. We are not in the market and it's not something you are going to see in the short term.