The speculation linking Neymar with a transfer to the French capital has been dominating all the headlines lately. However, what started as a rumour almost everyone dismissed, has now turned into a genuine possibility, which has ended up shocking the world of football.
The Brazilian, who is adamant on leaving Barcelona to escape the shadows of Lionel Messi, seems to be on the verge of heading to Paris Saint-Germain for an unbelievable transfer fee, as the Ligue 1 giants are prepared to meet the mammoth €222m (£196m) release clause in the player’s contract.
Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague recently provided an update on this transfer saga, by stating: “Barcelona keep asking him to deny stories and to tell publicly what he told them two days ago – that he’s happy at club. But he’s quiet. Barcelona expect PSG to pay Neymar’s buyout clause this week.”
And now, the latest report from the reliable English news outlet has provided a new update that is all but set to sink the hearts of the Barca supporters.
Sky Sports’ inside source from the Catalan club has revealed: “Only a miracle will keep him, he really has made up his mind to leave. At the age of 25, he thinks it’s his time to win the Ballon d’Or. He believes he can be the best player in the world at another big club.”
If these reports turn out to be true, we may witness one of the most sensational as well as the biggest deals materialise this summer – one that nobody would have seen coming at the start of the transfer window.
Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.