Neymar ‘NOT WANTED at PSG next season as the French giants aim to reboot their team without the Brazilian’s £24m-a-year wages’ amid president Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s major reshuffle
- Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly told Neymar he is not wanted next season
- The Brazilian joined the French giants for almost £200m in the summer of 2017
- President Nasser Al-Khelaifi axed Mauricio Pochettino as part of a major shuffle
- He also re-signed Kylian Mbappe on a blockbuster deal worth £650,000-a-week
- Neymar felt targeted by Al Khelaifi’s recent comments and is now open to an exit
- The winger’s contract ends in 2025 and is worth in the region of £24m per year
- Both reported suitors Juventus and Barcelona could struggle to find the money
Paris Saint-Germain have informed Neymar Junior that he is not wanted at the club ahead of the 2022-23 season, according to reports.
The French giants initiated a summer overhaul by axing Mauricio Pochettino and re-signing star forward Kylian Mbappe on a £650,000-a-week deal, which authorizes him to have a meaningful say in the club’s wider decision-making.
Parc de Princes chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi has since lured football advisor Luis Campos to Paris and is close to agreeing terms with Nice manager Christophe Galtier.
Neymar is reportedly no longer wanted at PSG despite spending five years at the French club
PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi said that he expects his players to do ‘a lot more’ next season
However, PSG are keen to rebuild the squad without Neymar next campaign, according to RMC Sports.
The French outlet claims that the Brazilian, who arrived in Paris for a world-record transfer fee of £199.8m in 2017, has been told he is no longer wanted at the club next season as PSG pursue a fresh start.
Neymar reportedly felt targeted by Al-Khelaifi earlier this summer as the club president spoke out to address PSG’s shortcomings last season.
Christophe Galtier is the frontrunner to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain
‘A possible departure of Neymar this summer? What I can tell you is that we expect all players to do a lot more than last season. A tear more!’ Al Khelaifi told Le Parisien.
They all have to be 100 percent. Obviously, we weren’t good enough to go far. For next season, the objective is clear: to work every day at 200 percent.
‘To give everything we have for this jersey, give the maximum and we will see the result.
The winger has been offered to some of Europe’s top clubs by Paris Saint-Germain for £43m
‘You have to become humble again. You have to change to avoid injuries, suspensions and fouls that change a game.’
The winger netted 13 league goals in 22 appearances during PSG’s title-winning campaign last season, having suffered from an ankle injury between December and February.
However, Neymar once again failed to break the club’s Champions League title duck alongside star talents Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Marco Verratti.
The former PSG manager was sacked by the club last month as part of a hierarchical reshuffle
The 30-year-old is reportedly considering an exit after five years at the club, and PSG now look set to agree in a bid to ease the wage bill.
However, with Neymar tied down at the Parc de Princes until 2025 on a £24m-a-year contract, potential suitors will have to empty their pockets should they wish to land the Brazil star.
According to Spanish outlet Sport last week, the French champions offered Barcelona the chance to sign him for £43m, although they are currently entrenched in financial complications.
Juventus were also believed to be interested in Neymar at the cut-price valuation, but the Italian giants have already had to offload free agents Giorgio Chiellini, Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi in an effort to match Paul Pogba’s £6.8m-per-year wage demands.
Juventus fans hoped they could sign Neymar after the departure of fan favorite Paulo Dybala