Christophe Galtier plays the card of honesty. Will leave? Won’t leave? This is the question that everyone is asking, observers and Parisian supporters, concerning Neymar Jr (30 years old). While Kylian Mbappé has extended his contract with PSG, much to the regret of Real Madrid, and Lionel Messi seems determined to honor his second year of contract in Paris to make everyone agree, the future of the Brazilian star remains more uncertain.
For many months, the management of Paris SG has been looking for a way out for the most expensive player in the history of football (222 M€), as we explained to you last March. With this in mind, the Ile-de-France leaders had notably offered the international Auriverde to FC Barcelona, his former club. More recently, we revealed to you that Luis Campos, the new strong man in sports management, would not retain Neymar during the summer transfer window of 2022.
Galtier does not know if Neymar will stay
The salary (around €30 million a year) of the former Santos player, a club that dreams of bringing him back, however, reduces the list of clubs that can afford such a whim (Chelsea and Bayern Munich are notably cited as potential drop points). Present at a press conference this Saturday after his team’s victory against the Urawa Reds (3-0), in a friendly preparation match in Japan, Christophe Galtier has in any case thrown a hell of a blur on the future of his number 10.
“Neymar has been working well since the start of the season. He seems happy to me too, he is very fit. I spoke about his situation at a press conference. After what will happen in the near future, when the transfer market closes, I don’t know… We announce him leaving, we announce him staying. I did not have an individual interview with him on this aspect.thus assured the new PSG coach, in remarks relayed by RMC Sportsbefore continuing and reassuring about Neymar’s state of mind. But he doesn’t seem to me to be disturbed by all that can be said about him and his situation at the club, through the training sessions, and the joy he has in training. » In the meantime, it still seems complicated to predict the future of the Brazilian, under contract until 2027 with the Red and Blue.