The world’s most expensive player, Neymar has told Paris Saint-Germain he ‘wants to go home’ and admits he should ‘never have left’ Barcelona.
The 27-year-old forward Brazilian swapped Barcelona for Paris in 2017 for a world-record fee of £198million to become the world’s most expensive player. Now his future with the Ligue 1 champions look like is close to coming to an end following a series of issues between himself and the club.
Neymar’s desire to return to the Nou Camp this summer, Lionel Messi wants to see the Brazilian come back, according to El Mundo.
Neymar is reported to have told PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi: ‘I do not want to play more in PSG. I want to go back to my house, where I should never have left.’
Their report details that the Catalan giants could try to ‘transfer their existing agreement for Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann’ directly to PSG, in a bid to secure Neymar.
Griezmann, who looks set to swap Madrid for Barcelona, would then go to PSG and Neymar would return to Spain.
In his two seasons with PSG, Neymar has won Ligue 1 twice, but the French outfit have failed to have an impact in the Champions League despite dominating domestically.
Speaking in an interview with France Football, Al-Khelaifi, who took over PSG eight years ago,he said: ‘I want players willing to give everything to defend the honour of the jersey and to join the club project,’ he said in an interview with France Football.
Neymar is ‘tired of the European failures of PSG’ and ‘understands he must return to a better league to continue his sports career’, the report claims.
Neymar’s contract in Paris runs until 2022 but with interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid, few expect him to see out his contract.
The Brazilian is currently sidelined through an ankle ligament injury, missing the entire Copa America and so his club future is the big talking point around the player right now.