the reflection for a departure is engaged

the reflection for a departure is engaged

Under contract with PSG until June 2027 from July 1, the Brazilian is not certain to stay in Paris. The recent remarks of Nasser Al-Khelaïfi did not please him and the reflection around a departure is open. Both on the side of the Brazilian and the club.

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi’s comments to our colleagues at Le Parisien could have major consequences for the Paris Saint-Germain transfer window. “A possible departure of Neymar this summer? What I can tell you is that we expect all players to do a lot more than last season, said the president of PSG. A lot more! They must all to be 100%. Obviously, we weren’t good enough to go far. For next season, the objective is clear: to work every day at 200%. To give everything we have for this shirt , give the maximum and we will see the result. We have to become humble again. We have to change to avoid injuries, suspensions and fouls that change a game.” A speech that did not please Neymar and his entourage, who felt targeted.

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Neymar thinks of leaving

While he did not want to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, in the middle of a World Cup year, and he felt he had shown signs of involvement in the Parisian project in recent weeks, Neymar was open to a departure in recent days. In private, the Brazilian has never hidden the fact that he needs to feel loved at a club in order to perform at his best. Except that at PSG, we no longer hide that we would not oppose a departure from N°10. Without, either, having fully opened the door during the first appointments with his loved ones.

If Neymar seems aware that his season has been very far from expectations (13 goals, 8 assists in 28 matches), he had never wanted to leave the capital this summer, despite a first reflection on the subject after the elimination against the Real Madrid. The No. 10 did not appreciate the criticism and whistles from the public at the Parc des Princes. The one who has scored 100 goals since his arrival in 2017 now wants the Parisian management to clarify his wishes. A delicate position for Paris, not opposed to a departure, but which cannot affirm it so clearly.

Financially, a departure is difficult

The market is, for the moment, not totally receptive to the first signals sent by PSG on the subject. The transfer price and Neymar’s imposing salary are major obstacles to a possible departure. Nobody at the club wants to permanently offend with one of the highest paid players in the squad knowing that a departure will be very difficult to achieve. Especially since the player will be under contract until 2027 from July 1 as announced by L’Equipe and confirmed by us.

Which club(s) can afford to bring in Neymar today? Barcelona? The Spanish club does not have the finances at the moment. Premier League clubs? Possible at Manchester United if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves or at Chelsea who are looking to strengthen themselves offensively and who have the finances to afford the arrival of the Brazilian. There is also the Newcastle option, but with the World Cup approaching, Neymar will not go anywhere. The former Barcelona player has made competition his major objective for the season. At 30, he knows that this may be his last chance to win a trophy he has dreamed of since childhood. In the meantime, Neymar will have to clarify his future with PSG. Perhaps the most delicate mission of the Al-Khelaïfi-Campos-Henrique trio.

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