Neymar is reportedly considering leaving PSG this summer after five years at the club.
The 30-year-old arrived in the French capital for a world record fee in 2017, and earns upwards of £24m-a-year in wages, but has failed to help PSG break their Champions League duck during this period. He is now weighing up a move away due to not feeling loved by the club, according to RMC Sport.PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi
PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi recently spoke out about the team’s shortcomings last season, and refused to confirm that Neymar would still be at the club in 2022-23.
“A possible departure of Neymar this summer? What I can tell you is that we expect all players to do a lot more than last season. A lot more!” Al Khelaifi told Le Parisien via RMC Sport.
“They all have to to be 100 per cent. Obviously, we weren’t good enough to go far. For next season, the objective is clear: to work every day at 200 per cent. To give everything we have for this jersey, give the maximum and we will see the result”.
“You have to become humble again. You have to change to avoid injuries, suspensions and fouls that change a game”.
It is understood that Neymar felt targeted by the president’s comments, and this could have moved him closer to the exit door.
A transfer is already looking difficult, though, thanks to Neymar’s lucrative salary and a potentially sizeable transfer fee.
He is one of the highest-paid players in world football, and still has three years remaining on his deal at PSG, suggesting that he would not leave cheaply.
The Brazilian forward has been offered to Juventus, and his representatives have spoken to the Serie A giants, as reported by AS.
However, the Italian club have informed the players’ intermediaries that they are unable to afford his current wages, and it is looking unlikely that he will PSG this summer unless his pay demands change.