PSG could try to loan Neymar out next season
In a note published late Thursday, L'Equipe provided an update on the future of Neymar, who is currently under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2027 but whose future in the French capital might be coming to an end.
The Brazil international, currently recovering from his nth (and season-ending) ankle injury, has been targeted by some supporters in front of his home earlier this week following the Lionel Messi drama, with fans voicing their desire of seeing both South Americans leave Paris.
Neymar had initially expressed his desire to stay in Paris and honor his contract. However, recent developments suggest that he may now be open to a departure this summer, let alone following the protests held in front of his home last Wednesday.
According to L'Equipe, PSG's sports advisor Luis Campos would not be opposed to Neymar's departure during the summer transfer window, just as he wasn't last season.
That said, Campos will not openly ask the player for an exit. Campos is leaving the management of relations with Neymar's agent, Pini Zahavi, to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who he is close with. Campos is currently probing the market to gauge potential interest in the Brazilian star, though, just to have all bases covered in the event of a potential sale next summer.
The Premier Legue or a move to Saudi Arabia are Neymar's only options
Given his high salary and the length of his contract, it is believed that only the Premier League (in Europe) could be a potential destination for Neymar. However, even this would require all parties to be willing to accept certain concessions.
L'Equipe reports that PSG could potentially accept a loan deal with an option to buy, in order to facilitate Neymar's departure. One option already mentioned is the past would be to play at EPL's side Chelsea, in London, with the Blues interested in Neymar for more than a year.
It is worth noting that Neymar does not fit the profile of the type of player that PSG's management is currently looking to build their team around - a more French, younger, and dedicated team - which in turn gives some credit to the rumors of a possible exit next summer.
It seems that the club may be open to letting their star striker go, especially if they receive a suitable offer for the Brazilian superstar.
In addition to Premier League clubs, a club from Saudi Arabia has reportedly expressed interest in Neymar in recent weeks. However, this is not seen as a likely destination for the Brazilian, given his stature in the football world and the fact that he still thinks he has years of top-level football inside of him--if injuries allow him to play that much.