Neymar has gone from being the ‘philosopher’s stone’ of the project… to becoming a problem within the restructuring that Paris Saint-Germain intends to carry out with Luis Campos as ‘chief of operations’ and Christophe Galtier on the bench.
“We want young people, with talent, involved and with a winning mentality, people who want to die for this shield. We want to be stronger collectively, play as a team and that the club is above all”, has confessed Nasser Al-Khelafi exclusively at MARCA.
We want young people, with talent, involved and with a winning mentality, people who want to die for this shield
A message that, from France, has been interpreted as a ‘dart’ towards Neymar. However, Al-Khelafi neither confirmed nor denied the possible departure of the former Barcelona: “We can’t talk about it in the media, some will come and others will go, but they are private negotiations.”
We can’t talk about it in the media, some will come and others will go, but they are private negotiations
A dead end…
Giving way to ‘Ney’ is not easy. Rather the opposite. The 222 million that PSG paid to Barcelona they converted the Brazilian in the most expensive transfer in history. Recovering what was invested, obviously, seems impossible. Not even half…
The other obstacle that turns the sale of Neymar into a financial engineering operation is his high salary. The ex of the Barcelona was, until the renewal of Mbapp, the highest paid footballer in PSG and Ligue 1: he earns 48.9 million euros gross and has a contract until 2025.
PSG salaries prior to Mbapp’s renewal
An unapproachable salary and transfer for any team in the world. Either there is a significant discount… or continue in Paris. There is no more.
“I want to stay at PSG”
The other big obstacle to Neymar’s transfer is… Neymar himself. There are no firm offers on the table, but it is the player himself already made public less than a month ago his will to continue in Paris.
“His status has been compromised by his recurring injuries and his questionable lifestyle.. Neymar’s sporting decline has not escaped the eyes of many people at the club, and less so those of Mbapp”, assured ‘L’quipe’.
“He is too young (30 years old) to go to the MLS and in Europe, the biggest, Real Madrid, City, United, Liverpool or Bayern, are not interested”, insisted ‘The team’.
The only club that has openly ‘winked’ towards Neymar is Barcelona. “Who doesn’t like Neymar? He is an exceptional player,” admitted Laporta.
Who doesn’t like Neymar? He is an exceptional player
The problem is the delicate situation of the Barça treasury. “The players end up being kidnapped for the money and those who sign for PSG have almost signed their slavery.all these players to return to Bara one day they would have to come free because we are not in a position to carry out a purchase operation of what a transfer of these players could cost. What’s more, even if we had the money we wouldn’t do it, it would be irrational”, recognized the Barça president.