PSG is reportedly set to sell Neymar in the summer and the Brazilian player is also considering a move to a new football environment.
According to international media, Paris Saint-Germain has decided to let go of Neymar at the end of this season, and the Brazilian player is aware of the club’s move. According to Brazil’s UOL, PSG wants to renovate their squad and plans to reduce Neymar’s salary.
The 31-year-old striker has previously been targeted by several English Premier League clubs and is ready to join a transfer deal this summer. If it happens, he will be one of the most expensive Premier League signings.
Their decision to sell Neymar by PSG comes after a disappointing Champions League season. The Brazilian player is said to have criticized his teammates, including Vitinha and Hugo Ekitike, after the 1-3 loss to Monaco, while also clashing with sports advisor Luis Campos. Neymar later suffered an ankle injury and was out for the rest of the season.
The situation of Neymar at PSG is becoming more tense than ever as he is one of the targets of severe criticism from a group of extremist supporters. PSG fans have made it clear that they would be very happy if Neymar leaves as soon as possible. There have been protests calling for “little Pele” to leave the club recently.
Members of Collectif Ultras Paris went to his house to curse and demand he leaves Paris Saint-Germain. Disappointed with this attitude, Neymar is considering leaving.
Neymar is also one of the players with the highest combined transfer fees of all time. Initially, Neymar wanted to complete his contract with PSG, which runs until 2027. However, with recent developments, the 31-year-old forward is no longer enthusiastic about staying. Therefore, in the event of leaving the Parisian club, Neymar wants to change his playing environment.
The Premier League could be the next destination in the career of the former Barcelona star. Currently, Neymar is waiting for formal offers from interested teams.
Brazilian striker Neymar has caught the attention of Premier League clubs, including highest spending football clubs such as Manchester United, Newcastle, and Chelsea. However, Neymar’s ambitions face a major obstacle. According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United, one of the heavy contenders to buy Neymar, will have to consider not violating the Financial Fair Play rules.
Currently, Neymar is earning up to £606,000 per week, according to L’Equipe. This is a figure that Manchester United has to consider. In addition to the fact that the number is too high, Manchester United under Ten Hag has set a salary limit, making it very difficult for them to break the rules for Neymar.
Meanwhile, Newcastle coach Eddie Howe also denied the possibility of bringing Neymar in this summer: “Everyone thinks the world’s biggest football names will come to Newcastle. But currently, we are not recruiting in that way. Financially, we cannot recruit names like that.”
Chelsea is the remaining team with the potential to sign Neymar. Entrepreneur Todd Boehly has always wanted a top player to join Stamford Bridge to increase the team’s brand value. Previously, he wanted Cristiano Ronaldo but was unsuccessful. According to Le Parisien, Chelsea may have to spend up to 90 million euros for Neymar transfer fee.