Neymar on his way out of Paris? Again?
PSG forward and Brazil legend Neymar is, once again and for the nth time, in the transfer whisper columns after the World Cup break came to an end. He's made it there every year, every month, every week, and every day since arriving in Europe from Santos and he's back at it.
Just this last summer, PSG was seemingly close to selling Neymar although, as would later in the year happen to Cristiano Ronaldo, he found no suitors willing to give him as much dough as he was looking for. All of that, of course, after having signed a contract extension as recently as 2021.
Neymar signed with PSG in 2017 after the Parisian club paid a still-record fee of €222M to Barcelona. He has yet to win the Champions League, let alone a Ballon d'Or while donning the Rouge et Bleu threads.
So far this season, Neymar has scored 15 goals and assisted 12 more in all competitions (21 games). According to Spanish outlet Sport, though, PSG is "exploring the idea of making Neymar available by putting him in the market," even though Neymar activated an option to extend his deal until 2027 with the French club.
According to Sport, PSG have quoted Neymar at €100M in order to recoup some of the cash they invested in the Brazilian
As Sport sees it, PSG "want to build their new project around Mbappe and Messi and without Neymar." They say that's because "Neymar will be 35 years old if he were to reach the end of his contract."
To which I say: bullshit. Mostly, because by then Messi would be a thousand years old so it makes no sense to build around the Argentine more than around the Brazilian playmaker.
If you still want to believe Sport's reasons for a potential sale, they also claim that PSG have quoted Neymar "at €100M."
Sport goes the distance, adding that PSG's board "believes they can still get back some of the cash they invested in the player" five years ago as Neymar is still a "young" 31 years old and having an extraordinary season.