The PSG board would not oppose Neymar’s departure. His transfer would have paid off and his age suggests his level will not improve.
According to the Spanish daily Sport, PSG discussed the situation of Neymar under its board. The Parisian decision-makers would estimate to have amortized the transfer of the player of 220 million euros, carried out in 2017. They would not now rule out giving him an exit voucher: the Brazilian is approaching the age of 31 and his level should not improve in the coming seasons. The striker has also lost influence in the Parisian team, with the rise of Kylian Mbappé and the arrival of Lionel Messi. His contract would have been renewed so as not to lose it for free.
PSG would have demanded €150 million from Newcastle
However, his departure is not certain. The media specifies that Newcastle came to the information during the summer of 2022. The Parisians then asked for around 150 million euros for his transfer. A sum that was added to the 40 million euros he would receive per season. Fees that make it unaffordable for most European clubs. To encourage his departure, PSG could reduce his demands.
The Spanish daily adds that Neymar’s departure could be part of the Parisian club’s desire to reduce its wage bill. The leaders of PSG want to give a new twist to their project and rebalance the budget. Many transfers may take place, with this in mind, in the coming months.
Neymar’s sole decision maker regarding a departure
Widely criticized at his level during the last off-season, Neymar managed to silence his opponents, making a total of 15 goals and 13 assists in 21 appearances, all competitions combined. Since signing for the French capital, the player has scored 115 goals and provided 73 assists in 165 appearances. Performances spanning more than five practices tend to recall the many games he missed due to his injuries. The forward has never played more than 22 Ligue 1 games in a season.
PSG are not in a strong position and Neymar, who has a long contract, will be the sole decision maker on his future. The Brazilian appears to like Paris and is not said to be validating the idea of a move away. Ahead of the summer transfer window, the Mogi das Cruzes native will certainly be keen to make people forget his failure at the World Cup.