Neymar Jr is dissatisfied with life at Paris St. Germain and is apparently looking to move this summer. Several well-placed sources in France believe that the Brazilian is already looking for prospective offers and Real Madrid seems to be the likely destination.
The former Santos forward moved to the French club for an earth-shattering 222 million pounds last summer, from FC Barcelona. Although he has 28 goals and 16 assists to his name, he hasn’t exactly set the world alight with his performances. In fact, he has been out since February with a broken metatarsal and only just returned to training last week.
Alongside Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe, he helped his club win the domestic treble but failed to make a dent in the Champions League. The continental competition, which is hailed as The Holy Grail by the Qatar oil-money backed outfit eluded them once again as they were knocked out by finalists Real Madrid in the round of 16.
French newspaper Liberation reported that his father, Neymar Senior traveled from Brazil to Paris to meet his agent Pini Zahavi on 24th April. It further states that the sole purpose of the meeting was to ensure that his son would be able to don the Galacticos shirt next season.
“He asked him to open the door to Europe’s biggest clubs,” a source was quoted as telling the newspaper.
Interestingly, the paper also mentions that it could also be a ploy on the Brazilian’s part to force PSG into giving him a better contract, although he already earns a mouth-watering 36.8 million euros per annum.
It is hard to believe that only a season’s failure would cause Neymar to grow disillusioned enough to leave, especially since he attended the Coupe de France final a couple of days back to cheer his team as they beat third-tier Les Herbiers to claim the trophy. The second theory makes more sense but things could change totally depending on his performance in the upcoming World Cup. Keep watching this space for more.