The month of May in Paris was turbulent for PSG. Whistles pointed to players and even a demonstration outside the house of one of them, Neymar. At the time, there was talk of a potential departure for the Brazilian, at that time in full recovery from an ankle injury. Both PSG and the player considered going their separate ways.
Time has passed, and several European clubs have rejected the possibility of signing the 31-year-old Brazilian, who has not wanted to respond to the siren songs of Saudi Arabia.
Ney finally played again last Thursday during PSG's last summer friendly match. Enough to show that the talent is still there, although the form is not optimal after five and a half months without playing. And now, eight days before the start of the season, an exit for the Brazilian "seems increasingly unlikely", as reported today in L'Equipe.
In addition to the fact that PSG has already lost a star this summer (Lionel Messi) and that another is also close to leaving (Kylian Mbappe), Paris needs attacking talent and can hardly do without the Brazilian. This does not prevent Ney from appearing in some transfer rumors. In fact, his name was recently mentioned in the imminent transfer of Ousmane Dembele.
The departure of Neymar from PSG is still rumored
According to the Catalan newspaper Sport, PSG offered the loan of Neymar for one year to FC Barcelona to make the transfer of the French winger cheaper. The Catalan club was not very convinced but it was especially Xavi, Neymar's former teammate, who formally refused. The Barca coach had already rejected the arrival of Neymar at the end of spring when the Brazilian was trying to establish himself at his old club. For its part, Paris thought that Neymar would not refuse to return to the club where he tried to establish himself a few weeks ago.
Although Barca, therefore, has rejected this possibility of hosting their former player, PSG would not be close to a potential departure from the Brazilian. In addition to this Sport rumor, it was RMC who reported the possibility of Neymar leaving a few days ago, in the course of an article that evoked the possible arrivals of Ousmane Dembele, Goncalo Ramos, Randal Kolo Muani, and Bradley Barcola. Faced with this influx of attacking players, Mbappe's departure seemed obvious, and Neymar's possible.
At the moment, however, no club seems prepared to receive the Brazilian, with a contract in Paris until 2027 with a salary that makes him inaccessible to practically everyone.