Goodbye, Neymar! The Greater Paris Blues are plotting a deal to sell Neymar in favour of Kylian Mbappe, and Lionel Messi could also be on his way out
French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have had a poor run of form. They have suffered back-to-back defeats in the French Cup, Ligue 1 and Champions League, losing three straight in all competitions. Bad record, the team will inevitably break out contradictions. This time, the destabilizing factor is Brazilian star Neymar.
Neymar has been involved in a heated row with Paris club director Campos, according to French media reports. She believes the Parisian players lacked the fight on the court and did not give 100 per cent. Neymar, however, has denied the claims. He doesn’t think management should blame the players. Paris has been in a slump recently, largely because of a lack of high-level help in summer and winter. The real responsibility lies with the clubs. Management!
Neymar’s attack on the club’s hierarchy clearly touched a red line for some, so the purge of Neymar became a matter of course. According to British media report 90min, Paris have put Neymar on the shelf. In this summer’s transfer window, if the club can come up with an offer to the liking of Greater Paris, the first man in Brazilian football will leave Ligue 1 after seven years and start a new chapter in his career. With Neymar’s quality, there is no shortage of suitors. English Premier League clubs Chelsea, Newcastle, Manchester United and Liverpool are among potential buyers for Neymar, according to British media reports. His agent has made the first contact with these clubs and Neymar himself is very interested in a move to the Premier League.
At present, the closest to signing Neymar is the blues Chelsea. Chelsea owner Burley recently flew to France for a meeting with the top brass of Greater Paris. Neymar recommended it to Paris. During the summer, Chelsea and Paris are expected to complete a 1-for-1 deal that would see Chelsea send Ziyech plus a fee to bring Neymar to Stamford Bridge.
Having sent Nemalmbappe, the Greater Paris have rightly backed him as a worthy leader. In addition, Messi’s contract extension has been slow to progress. Both sides are out of contract this summer, but Messi has yet to sign a contract extension with Paris. If Paris does send Messi’s close friend Neymar away, the club’s dejected king is even less likely to stay. The homes of Argentina’s top stars will also become the new focus of world football.
What is certain is that Paris will make big moves during the transfer period this summer. Let’s look forward to it together.