Tired of criticism and disappointed with his Parisian career, Neymar is considering leaving PSG for the first time. He dreams of returning to Spanish football, but risks having to accept the only possible outcome: signing for Chelsea.
In 2017, Neymar arrived at PSG in a resounding transfer for 222 million euros from FC Barcelona. In 2019, after two years of injuries and criticism, the Brazilian wanted to return to Catalonia, without managing to convince Nasser Al-Khelaïfi to drop the case. In 2022, it was PSG who tried to get rid of it, under pressure from Kylian Mbappé, but the Santos prodigy had just extended, and did not move a bit. Next summer, in 2023 therefore, everyone could agree on a departure which now seems more and more inevitable.
Neymar tired of criticism
Uninspired in recent games, Neymar has not been spared from criticism, Daniel Riolo even calling him the biggest fiasco in football history, because of his salary and the price paid to bring him in. Physically weakened, like the periods when he limped low during the recent match against Angers, psychologically affected by the failure in the World Cup, the “Ney” has lost his luster and criticism rains down on him, from the France to Brazil.
Neymar is a crook, PSG is collapsing https://t.co/RYAdhC7VFC
— Foot01.com (@Foot01_com) January 16, 2023
A situation that clearly disturbs the Parisian number 10, tired of always being the cause of all the ills of PSG, even when he has corrected his behavior and no longer balks at the efforts at each meeting. But at almost 31 years old, the Brazilian no longer inspires confidence and his break with the supporters of the Parc des Princes does not help in any way. PSG sought to get rid of it last summer, without finding a club capable of affording its services, but the deal could be different at the end of the season.
Because according to the Catalan newspaper El Nacional, Neymar can no longer take it and has understood that he will never be completely happy in Paris. The salary is certainly colossal, but the “Ney” wants to take advantage of his last years of football, knowing that his chances of pushing until 2026 are slim, he who explained that the World Cup in Qatar would probably be the last. of her career. Depreciated in the Parisian locker room due to the departure of several of his supporters in recent years, the Brazilian believes that he is always the one who is accused when things go wrong. And that his departure could therefore only make people happy.
Neymar dreams of Spain, but it’s barred!
The problem remains finding a way out. Neymar would have entrusted it to those around him, he dreams above all of signing for a Spanish club. But FC Barcelona has no intention of preparing for his return, both sportingly and financially, while Xavi has never made it an option. And Real Madrid do not dream of offering his services either. There remains a way out that could suit almost everyone. Indeed, Chelsea had been the club most seduced by the idea of recruiting the Seleçao goal record holder last summer. With its new owner Todd Boehly, the London club has big financial means and the desire to make an impression by concocting its Dream Team. Of which Neymar could be one of the leaders.
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) January 17, 2023
Lately, Chelsea have recruited with a vengeance with Joao Felix, Mudryk or Badiashile just for the last few days. It would obviously be another dimension if Neymar were to sign with the Blues, especially with all those years of contract remaining at PSG. But with the Chelsea solution, PSG and Neymar would in any case have the hoped-for exit door. It remains to be seen how the current season will end, which could affect future decisions. If Kylian Mbappé stays well in Paris, and if Nasser Al-Khelaïfi will accept an offer necessarily revised downwards to let the Brazilian superstar go.