Think that was the case even last summer. The numbers are astronomical though. There's also still an ongoing court case about Barcelona withholding a 25 million loyalty bonus.Nothing has gone right for him personal and career wise, so I get the feeling he wants out now. I think he realises he made a mistake and probably thinks fondly back to Barca when he was happy and with his mates (Messi and Suarez).
Now that we know both parties are ready for Neymar to go, who knows though.