This summer, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are reportedly open to selling forward Neymar for the appropriate price.
When he moved from Barcelona for £199.8 million five years ago, the 30-year-old became the world’s most expensive player, and he has had a trophy-laden time at the Parc des Princes.
However, PSG are more interested to build a team with young players and wants to sell out the injury-prone Brazilian for an appropriate price tag in order to rebuild their team and make the club the best across Europe as their main focus next season will be becoming the Champions of Europe.
Neymar to stay at PSG?
Since 2017, Neymar has won 3 Coupe de France winners’ medals and 3 Trophee des Champions titles, including his fourth Ligue 1 victory in 2021-22. In 144 games with Les Parisiens, the Brazil international has 100 goals and 60 assists, with his most recent strike coming in a 5-0 thrashing of Metz.
In doing so, following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romario, Neymar became only the third player in history to score at least 100 goals for 3 different clubs.
However, the ex-Santos starlet’s 2021-22 season was marred by injuries and crowd boos. Thus, PSG no longer considers him necessary and are looking to get rid from the forward in this summer. Over the last few years, a return to Barcelona has been widely suggested, but the Catalan giants’ financial troubles have made such a transfer impossible.
However, according to the source, Neymar has no plans to leave Paris and Newcastle United is the only team that could afford his exorbitant salaries. Furthermore, it is believed that Neymar is opposed to a move to St James’ Park, and that he is desperate to reclaim his best form for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Neymar only made 28 appearances for PSG in 2021-22, but he still managed 13 goals and eight assists across all competitions. In addition, the South American had a strong finish to the domestic season, scoring or assisting in each of his final seven top-flight outings.
Thus, he is still capable enough to produce regular match-winning performances the only concern for PSG remains is his fitness.