Nasser Al-Khelaïfi attacked Neymar directly for the first time, suggesting a forced departure this summer. Neymar did not like it, and for the trouble, he extended two years at PSG!
Dead calm does not exist at Paris Saint-Germain. And on no record. While the capital club has managed the feat of extending Kylian Mbappé’s contract and bringing smiles to his supporters, it is the name of the future coach that is currently on the minds. Zinedine Zidane ended up saying no to Qatar despite the generous offers and intense pressure, and Christophe Galtier is getting closer to the bench at the Parc des Princes every day. But there is another file that seemed extinguished which has reignited in recent weeks: that of Neymar. The PSG number 10 did not give satisfaction during the first 5 years of his contract. And his extension was obviously the straw that broke the camel’s back on the Doha side, where it is estimated that the Brazilian is no longer 100% focused on the Parisian project.
End of the state of grace for Neymar at PSG
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An impression confirmed by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, who for the first time hinted that discussions were underway about Neymar’s future. Half-word confessions, but which already mean a lot in a club where stars like the former Barcelona player have been pampered in a probably exaggerated way. “ We cannot talk about these issues in the media, some will come and some will go, but these are private negotiations. Whoever wants to stay in his comfort, who does not want to fight, he will stay aside “, swung the president of PSG, directly questioned about the Neymar case.
A rare verbal attack which provoked a double reaction quite unexpected in its magnitude. First of all, it was the Neymar clan who said they were surprised by this exit signed Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. The number 10 of PSG has already confided that he felt good in Paris, and that he did not see himself changing air. This is still the case according to his relatives, who confided in this subject in L’Equipe. “ Neymar is motivated by the Parisian project and wants to contribute to it. He does not intend to leave the capital “Said his entourage, who found the speech of the boss of Paris SG very severe against the Brazilian.
July 1, a blow for PSG
Neymar pushed towards the start, so it is indeed one of Luis Campos’ objectives for this summer. It will obviously be complicated, knowing the golden contract available to the captain of the Seleçao. The extension signed a little over a year ago is therefore likely to remain across the throat. And yet, it is not the most difficult to swallow and it is the second reaction to the exit of Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, at least in the timing. This Thursday, L’Equipe reveals that Neymar has not only extended his contract until June 2025 as announced when signing his new lease. Indeed, PSG had two options for an additional year, and these will be automatically exercised in a week, on July 1st. Result, Neymar will be under contract with Paris until June 2027, with obviously the extraordinary salary that goes with it. As a result, it will be almost impossible to force him out, since PSG still owes him 130 million euros in salary over the next five years. What better to understand why Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, who has decided to tackle the bling-bling, wants to part with it. But unless there is a showdown and an untenable situation, Neymar will become completely unstoppable from Paris SG on July 1.