Don’t worry, I am coming’ – Neymar say to Barcelona’s friends
It was supposed to be the move that saw Neymar step out of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi’s shadow.
However, the Brazil forward has hit the football headlines for both the right and wrong reasons since swapping the Spanish giants for Paris St-Germain.
He’s scored 34 goals in 37 league appearances to help them to consecutive Ligue 1 titles.
But he’s also been banned for three games for lashing out at a fan after PSG’s shock French Cup final defeat, reportedly been involved in a dressing-room incident with his team-mates, and will miss his next three European matches for insulting officials.
And he’s been stripped of the Brazil captaincy just before their home Copa America.
Not even two years on from his world record 222m euros (£200m) transfer, Neymar’s spell at Parc des Princes could be nearing an end.
“I do not want to play more in PSG. I want to go back to my house, where I should never have left,” he allegedly told PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in a text message, as reported by Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
So what happens now? Does he return to Barcelona? Or perhaps a move to the Premier League?
Neymar completed a world record £199.5million transfer from Barca to PSG two summers ago and the 27-year-old has scored 51 goals in 58 games for the French champions.
However, the Brazilian has grown frustrated by a lack of competition in Ligue 1 and has become increasingly demoralised playing in front of crowds of less than 20,000 people.
Neymar has informed PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi that he has no intention of playing for the club again as he pushes for a dream return to the Nou Camp.
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