Neymar ‘Unhappy’ In Paris
Real Madrid are ready to make a €200million bid for Neymar next summer according to reports from Spain.
The Brazil international moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a controversial €222million switch in August. But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Neymar and he left a post-match press conference in tears following Brazil’s victory over Japan in France on Friday. That followed questions about his happiness at the Ligue 1 club.
There have been rumours that Neymar doesn’t enjoy a good relationship with PSG coach Unai Emery. There was a meeting this week between coach and player as they attempted to smooth out any problems. Emery knows he needs to have Neymar onside if he is to get PSG to the semi-finals of the Champions League and automatically trigger his own one-year contract extension. Neymar is keen for success but there are doubts about his state of mind and whether he feels he has made the right move to PSG.
According to Marca, Real are preparing a bid of around €200million next summer. However, it won’t be easy to prise Neymar away from PSG. The French club and its chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi have carved a reputation for taking a hard line against players who want to leave the club. Edinson Cavani has been linked with an exit for year – and there has been some truth in those rumours – but he will remain at PSG for as long as al-Khelaifi says so.
PSG can be expected to make any exit for Neymar as difficult as possible.
Another player being linked with PSG is Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. Don Balon in Spain claims the England international has told Spurs chairman Daniel Levy that he wants to move to Real Madrid.
Kane has long been linked with interest from Real and his overall goalscoring record over the past three seasons is better than Neymar’s.
Like PSG with the Brazilian, Tottenham can be expected to put up a fight for Kane. The 24-year-old said recently that he is ready to spend the rest of his career with Spurs.