Talk about being petty. For all the panegyrics about how he made a wise decision in choosing to step out from Lionel Messi’s shadow by leaving Barcelona this summer, there is still a part of Neymar that remains very immature.
The Brazilian only just moved to Paris Saint-Germain, but he is already upsetting the tables at the club. He is determined to put his foot down early on and make it clear that he is the main man now, but the way he is going about it is ridiculous, and it is starting to bring about divisions in the PSG camp.
The first sign of this has been with Edinson Cavani, who Neymar appears to have fallen out with in just a matter of weeks. The situation blew up on Sunday, when the Uruguayan wanted to take a free-kick, but Dani Alves refused to hand the striker the ball, as he wanted his former Barcelona team-mate to take the shot.
Later on, the French giants earned themselves a penalty, and Cavani stepped up to take it. However, Neymar walked up to the 30-year-old and asked to take the spot-kick. The former Napoli man refused, but then ended up missing the target.
These on-field arguments hinted at a bit of conflict within the camp, but after the game, Neymar unfollowed his strike partner on both Instagram and Twitter.
He has apparently talked to the PSG board as well, and has told them to sell Cavani at all costs. Having signed for £198 million this summer, the board are inclined to do as he wishes, and it could very well spell the end of Cavani’s time at the Parc des Princes.
Either way, it doesn’t seem like the striker will be getting that lost follower back any time soon.
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