Many in the football community were shocked when learn Last weekend, star striker Kylian Mbappe will stay with Paris Saint-Germain despite his numerous links to Real Madrid over the past few years.
Mbappe’s decision could lead to a notable change in the squad ahead of next season.
ESPN’s Julien Laurens reports that Paris Saint-Germain have Neymar available for a summer transfer window. The Brazilian superstar initially joined the Paris side from Barcelona in 2017 through a reported world record fee of 222 million euros and put pen to paper on an extension last year set to keep him engaged with his current employer through the 2024-25 campaign.
However, Paris Saint-Germain have yet to win the UEFA Champions League during Neymar’s tenure even though they have strengthened their attack to include the 30-year-old and Mbappe by signing Lionel Messi last year. Upcoming sporting director Luis Campos, who was acquainted with Mbappe while they were both at Monaco, is said to want to use the transfer money for younger players.
Neymar’s deal is said to earn him €35m a year, and his salary coupled with the fact that injury has kept him out of 50% of PSG’s games during his spell for the club. The club could make him difficult to sell although Premier League side Chelsea could pursue his signature this summer. For what it’s worth, Neymar has said he wants to stay in Paris for at least another season.