Neymar and PSG heading for confrontation

PSG could be set to lose the services of Neymar after the Brazilian reportedly asked to be sold this summer. Barcelona looks to be the likely destination.

Neymar could be set for a rather swift return to Barcelona according to reports from Spanish publication, Sport. The Brazil international has grown frustrated at everything in Paris and is likely to agitate for a move this summer.

For several weeks, things have been leading towards this moment. It now appears that the former Santos man could be set for an acrimonious departure.

Back in May, Neymar said that he didn’t want to stay at PSG. Last summer, he said the same thing but PSG held firm and their marquee signing stayed put. This time around however, Neymar knows what he needs to do.

The forward was brought to Parc des Princes in order to make PSG a successful side in Europe. That clearly hasn’t happened. PSG have struggled to get anywhere close to winning the Champions League. Neymar feels that it would serve his career better if he were to return to Spain.

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Atletico CEO, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, said his former superstar was going to join the Blaugrana next season.

Barcelona are also aware of what’s happening in Paris and would love to receive the player once again. Neymar was wrong to leave Barcelona…something that he is aware of. Now, the forward wants to return to playing with Lionel Messi and co and have a better chance to lift the Champions League.

France hasn’t really been kind to the mercurial forward either. Defenders have been very physical with him while injuries have also made him miss a lot of games.

Thomas Tuchel on the other hand, doesn’t want troublemakers in his squad. Instead, the German wants to build the squad around younger and hungrier players. This would be a long process but PSG might be willing to do exactly that. They’ve tried everything but Europe still is a bridge too far.

Perhaps Neymar leaving Paris would be great for the Ligue 1 giants in the long-term.