Real Madrid are still thinking of bringing in Kylian Mbappé one day. In the meantime, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi offers him a PSG star: Neymar. At a very attractive price.
Almost untouchable at Paris Saint-Germain with his long-term contract, Neymar did not appreciate the fact that last summer, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi had done everything to part with him in the wake of Kylian’s contract extension. Mbappe. The French striker has always denied having demanded the departure of his teammate, but the Brazilian’s unprofessional attitude has often struggled to pass, not to mention his disappointing performance or his absences for injury in big games. Other problems: his ability to alienate the public at the Parc des Princes and his attacking placement, like that of Lionel Messi, which prevents PSG from evolving with a top striker on whom Mbappé could rely. So that’s a lot of negative points for Neymar alone, who however silenced the critics in the first part of the season with his impressive level of play, in order to arrive in top form at the World Cup.
Which Neymar to end the season at PSG?
Now that the Qatar deadline is over, which Neymar will end the season? For the moment, he has only played part of the match, before being sent off against Strasbourg. Not necessarily a good sign for the future. Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has in any case not changed his mind about the presence of Neymar for many more years at PSG. If his contract allows him to stay until 2027, the Qatari leader still hopes to find him a way out that suits everyone. The English teams, and in particular Chelsea, have been called upon.
But Paris SG is obviously ready for anything, since even with Real Madrid and its president Florentino Pérez, with whom the atmosphere is not necessarily good, the rapprochement was made to discuss the future of Neymar. This is claimed by El Nacional, for whom the capital club told the White House that for 75 million euros, Neymar would have the green light from his club to sign for Real.
Neymar has buddies at Real Madrid
An announcement difficult to digest for the Spanish club, cold with PSG because it never wanted to read Kylian Mbappé, even when a royal offer of more than 150 million euros was made to buy the last year of contract of the French, in the summer of 2021. Seeing the former FC Barcelona join the enemy would also be incongruous, but Neymar has great friends in the Madrid locker room, including Vinicius, Militao and Rodrygo. A surprise transfer could therefore take shape.
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But for that you will have to be very strong because Florentino Pérez is one of those who believe that Neymar is on the downward slope, and that he is no longer necessarily able to lift Santiago Bernabeu. If there is one PSG player for whom Real are ready to make an effort, it is Mbappé, despite the Frenchman’s about-face last summer to extend at PSG. For his part, Neymar also has a busy history with Real, since 10 years ago, in 2013, he had slalomed between the proposals of the merengue club to finally join FC Barcelona when he left Santos. A decade later, despite PSG’s tempting offer to get rid of him, it seems that Neymar no longer really interests Madrid.