- PSG is supposedly ready to sell Neymar this summer; the soccer star is still under contract with the club and has expressed no desire to leave
- His relationship with the his teammate Kylian Mbappe is also said to be deteriorating but top Eurpean clubs are not interested in him
- However, Newcastle could manage to buy him, but the Brazillian player would not want to move there
According to sources in France, Paris Saint-Germain are ready to let Brazilian forward Neymar leave in the summer if a reasonable offer is received.
The Brazilian is still the most expensive player in history, having joined the French giants for $247 million in 2017, though – and status at the club is said to be dwindling.
And according to French publication L’Equipe, his relationship with star player Kylian Mbappe – who recently signed a three-year contract worth $812,000 per week – has deteriorated to the point where the club and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi are willing to let him go.
However, European moguls Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Man City, Real Madrid, and Manchester United are not interested in signing the Brazilian.
While Saudi Arabia funded Newcastle, the club could afford him, and Neymar would not choose to play for them.
When Neymar arrived from Camp Nou, he was one of the biggest names in sports, and Al-Khelaifi boasted that he had ‘the Worlds best player at his club.
That may still be true, but Neymar has since been surpassed by Mbappe, who has outscored him for the last four seasons, and the 22-year-old forward’s lucrative new contract cements his position as PSG’s No. 1.
Despite signing a contract extension until 2025, with the option of an additional season, just over a year ago, his status at the club has apparently deteriorated rapidly.
He was part of the dream front three and along with Messi and Mbappe, last season, but he only played a minor role this season, scoring 13 goals in 28 games across all competitions, in comparison to Mbappe’s 39 in 46
He has admitted to repeated injuries, such as ligament damage, but many at the club are conscious of his ‘questionable’ lifestyle and believe he is at least partially to blame.
Furthermore, Mbappe, who used to be close to his teammate because they shared a kit supplier, has begun to grow more detached and would not mind Neymar international leaving.
As a section of his new contract, Kylian Mbappe is expected to influence in and out transfers.
And yet Neymar still has a three-year contract worth $4.2 million monthly, is delighted and sorted in Paris, and is the PSG’s second-highest-paid player, so he has no meaningful reason to leave.
Since he came back after an absence of three months, the Brazilian star has scored ten goals and five assists.
Still, his arrogance and temperamental personality irritate some club officials.
On the other hand, Messi has not necessarily outperformed Neymar on the field during his first season at the club.
Still, his work ethic and commercial value have led to reports that the club is not even thinking about selling him.