FOOTBALL – PSG Mercato: Neymar, the bad news Barça is confirmed!
Neymar, so far announced very close to an extension of his contract with PSG, has now strong chances to return to Barcelona in the summer mercato.
Has Neymar paralyzed his renewal with PSG?
The extension of the contract of Neymar Jr at PSG is threatened. The Brazilian striker of the Parisian club does not have the heart anymore in the Ligue 1 and would have taken a decision favoring his departure. The Paris Saint-Germain star, criticized since his expulsion on Saturday against Lille LOSC, would consider his transfer at the end of the season. According to the Catalan media Diari Ara, the 29-year-old striker has even put an end to negotiations with the management of Paris SG, his current club.
Neymar was announced close to signing a new contract with the Parisian club. Arrived in France to help Paris Saint-Germain to win a Uefa Champions League, it seems that this objective is no longer in his current concerns. The former FC Barcelona striker would seek to return to the Spanish team. Between the return of Joan Laporta as president of this team and the possible extension of the contract of Lionel Messi, the Brazilian would have changed his plans.
Does Neymar remember why he left Barcelona?
The attacking player had however left FC Barcelona without the agreement of his leaders. The club of the French capital where he plays had to pay the amount of his release clause. This amount, a record in the transfer of soccer players was 222 million euros. Behind this decision apparently based on the lucrative, Neymar Jr sought to stop evolving in the shadow of Lionel Messi. Eager to win the Ballon d’Or, he signed for PSG where he would have a status of main star. Thus, if the team of the main soccer club of Paris performed well, he would have had more chances to win individual trophies.
Only, nothing happened as he hoped because the club of the capital has not won any European title so far. Neymar knows how fragile his relationship with the public of Parc the Princes. This one does not miss any opportunity to mock him, even if this is obviously less true lately because of the barriers measures. Going back to Barça, where big moves are announced in the summer mercato, is a rather seductive option for the Brazilian player.
What can Joan Laporta do to recruit Neymar?
At the end of his contract with FC Barcelona next June, Lionel Messi was announced as a target of choice for the Parisian leaders. A fantastic contract offer was expected to arrive in the summer and Neymar was pushing in this direction. But with the return of Joan Laporta to the Catalan club, this is less and less likely. The Spanish leader shouts from the rooftops that he will do everything to retain Messi. Neymar, who hoped to enjoy his light again, has therefore made the decision to join him at Barça, according to the confrere.
The defeat of Paris SG 0-1 against Lille,
Yesterday Saturday, Neymar was a starter for the match of the 31st day of Ligue 1. The Brazilian, not content to have missed his match, defended badly on Tiago Djalo, causing his expulsion from the game. Now, the Parisian team is no longer leader of the championship. This completes the pieces of the puzzle, since the PSG fans do not forgive the attitude of their player. A few minutes before the end of the game, such a mistake that takes him away from the team for the next games is surreal! The sports columnists also do not forgive his gesture to the Brazilian striker, which will not fail to convince him to be hated in France.
The boulevard leading to Barcelona being thus clearing, the reunion Neymar Jr – Lionel Messi in the soccer mercato becomes possible.
What consequence for the extension of Kylian Mbappe?
A possible departure of Neymar Jr would be bad news for the Kylian Mbappe file. The French striker, courted by Real Madrid, dreams of a great sporting project at PSG. A departure of a player of the dimension of the Brazilian would be a bad signal from his leaders. Patient in taking his decision to extend or not with Paris SG, he is waiting to see the status of players targeted by Leonardo, the sporting director of the club, before making a decision.