Despite still having four years left on his contract, Neymar is prepared to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to insiders, and the team is open to letting him go if the appropriate offer comes up.
The Ligue 1 winners looked for a club for their No. 10 last summer, but were unsuccessful in doing so. The superstar, who turned 31 in February and is recuperating from ankle surgery, first indicated he didn’t want to leave the French capital, but reports claim he has now altered his mind and left the door open for a move.
Last week, some 50 PSG supporters showed up to Neymar’s home and demanded that he quit the team. According to sources, Neymar had second thoughts about staying in Paris and now feels unwelcome. He also believes it would be preferable to play elsewhere next season.
The Premier League is home to the few teams that could afford to pay Neymar’s contract of €40 million per year and cover what would probably be a significant transfer fee, according to sources, who claimed that the Brazil international would prefer a move there.
Neymar arrived at Parc des Princes in the summer of 2017 thanks to a €222 million release clause paid by PSG to Barcelona. According to insiders, the Parisians would be flexible about the loan’s structure as long as it would assist the star move on.
In February, Todd Boehly, the new owner of Chelsea, and Nasser al Khelaifi, the PSG chairman, met to talk about the possibility of a Neymar transfer between the two teams. Sources claim that the two have chatted about Neymar subsequently and that Boehly would love to see Neymar play for Stamford Bridge.
According to insiders, Neymar has no ambitions to go back to his native Brazil at this moment, and he has no interest in playing for any Spanish team other than Barcelona, who have no intention of moving for their former star.