It is news that Barcelona
and Neymar have reached a personal agreement.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is having the hottest transfer market this summer. Many players have come and gone and there are still ‘scheduled’ transfers.
Veteran players have left the team. ‘GOAT’ Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos took off their uniforms at the same time. In response, PSG recruited Lee Kang-in, Sher Ndour, Luca Hernandez, Manuel Ugarte, Marco Asensio, and Milan Shkriniar to fill the vacancy.
The attack was also strengthened. Portugal’s ‘Supernova’ Gonzalo Hamus, who achieved a hat-trick in the round of 16 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and pushed Cristiano Ronaldo, was embraced, and Ousmane Dembele was also very close to a transfer. Randall Kolo Muani, who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt, is also being sought.
There’s a reason why they’re focused on strengthening their attacks. Because the future of strikers is uncertain. In the yard where Messi also left, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were involved in the sale rumors. First of all, Mbappe’s relationship with PSG has deteriorated. because of his remarks. Mbafe, who signed a contract with PSG last summer, became a free agent (FA) next summer. Since the contract included an option for a one-year extension, PSG hoped to trigger this clause with him. However, Mbappe has recently stated publicly that he will not extend his contract with the club.’
It was an absurd statement from PSG’s point of view. He wanted to organize an attack centered on Mbappe in the new season as well, but his remarks destroyed all plans. Chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi expressed his disappointment in a statement and even pressed him to leave this summer if he would not sign a contract.
PSG completely excluded Mbappe from the plan. French media ‘L’Equipe’ said that PSG hopes to build a team without Mbappe and has decided not to put him in the plan anymore. Also, PSG’s leadership has publicly stated that they are ready to play the season without Mbappe. However, Mbappe will remain with the team this summer. Because he officially announced his stay.
Mbappe remains in the team, but Neymar is likely to move. Following Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, Neymar, who emerged as the greatest star of the 2010s, played for PSG for a long time. He led the team’s prime with Messi and Luis Suarez at Barcelona, but chose to move to PSG due to his aspirations to become No. 1. His transfer fee was a whopping 222 million euros (approximately 323.6 billion won). This is the highest transfer fee record of all time that is still unbreakable and is expected to be difficult to break in the future. Neymar, who joined PSG like that, served as the team’s ace until Mbappe arrived, and has risen to the ranks of a veteran.
However, his PSG life was not satisfactory. Due to his frequent injuries, he never played in more than 30 league games in a season and was criticized by fans whenever he slipped on the UCL stage. Even last season he was under pressure to leave the team alongside Messi.
In this situation, it was related to transfer rumors. It was rumored to return to Barcelona, the ‘family team’. Neymar said he hoped to return to Barcelona where he spent his prime and where he had only good memories. Barcelona, which sent Dembele to PSG, promoted reinforcement of their attack and began reviewing the possibility of re-signing Neymar.
The positive and negative parts coexisted. According to Spanish media ‘Mundo Deportivo’, Barcelona has reviewed the possibility of signing Neymar from various angles. The media argued that Neymar’s existence itself would have a positive effect on fans. The media said, “Neymar’s existence itself will have a positive impact on tourists visiting Barcelona and all fans who want to watch football. It will also generate huge economic profits through him.”
The negative part was the concern that it might cloud the atmosphere of the club. ‘Mundo Deportivo’ said: “Despite acknowledging that Neymar can lead the game as a crack, Barcelona are not actively in favor of his transfer. The club believes that Neymar will act like a time bomb in the locker room “So they think it’s better to keep the stable atmosphere than to take the risk and sign Neymar.”
A situation that continues to attract attention. Neymar even requested a transfer to PSG. French media ‘L’Equipe’ said, “Neymar told the club’s management last Sunday that he wants to leave PSG this summer.” “Neymar has made it clear that he wants to leave the club this summer. He has three years left on his contract. Neymar wants to return to Barcelona, but Barcelona’s financial problems make it impossible. is difficult,” he said.
This statement was denied by his father. Brazilian media ‘PL Brazil’ said, “Neymar’s father refuted the words that the player requested a transfer to PSG, and criticized L’Equipe for reporting this fact as LE’fake.”안전놀이터
Whether the transfer request is true remains to be seen, but PSG have allowed Neymar to leave. ‘Sky Sports’ said on the official SNS on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), “PSG are ready to hear the proposal for Neymar, who has announced that he wants to leave the team this summer.”
Before long, the Saudis approached him. Reporter Santi Auna of French media ‘Foot Mercato’ said on her SNS on the 9th that “Al-Hilal plans to send a delegation to persuade Neymar’s father.” Of course, there were conditions. It was about a year playing in Barcelona. The media said, “Neymar is not happy at PSG. If he can play for a year on loan at Barcelona, he will gladly join Saudi Arabia this summer.”
Neymar’s will to move to Barcelona is firm. And he soon got word that he had concluded an agreement with Barcelona. “Barcelona has officially concluded a personal agreement with Neymar. He is ready to cut his salary and his contract expires in 2026,” said José Alvarez Haya, a reporter for Spanish media’El Chiringito’.
Sergi Roberto, who ate together with Neymar, also opened his mouth about Neymar’s will to transfer. According to Barcelona news agency Barça Universal, he said: “I have spoken with Neymar. He really wants to return to Barcelona.”