Today, Friday, a Spanish press report revealed the only case that could push Brazilian Neymar da Silva, star of Paris Saint-Germain, renew his contract and stay inside the Princes’ Park.
Neymar’s (28-year-old) contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June 2022, and his name has been linked more than once to his departure, but there is an adherence by the Parisian administration to renew and maintain his contract.
According to the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo,” the transfer of Argentine Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s captain, to Paris Saint-Germain next season, will prompt Neymar to renew, to fulfill his desire to play alongside Messi again, as he announced in his recent statements.
“What I want most is to enjoy playing again with Lionel Messi,” said Neymar after his team’s match against Manchester United.
He added with a laugh: “I am ready to give up my place in the team to him… No problem with that; I want to play with Messi again, we have to try to achieve that next year.”
Messi’s contract with Barcelona expires at the end of the current season, and he is entitled to sign for any other club next January, amid news that he wants to try a new experience outside Camp Nou.
The report indicated that Neymar feels that he is a leader more than ever. He knows that the team depends on him, not only in football but also on the emotional level. He defeated Mbappe and became number 1 in the team because he possesses enormous charisma and an innate ability to the union.
The report indicated that Paris Saint-Germain is the only club in the world that can benefit from the contract with Messi outside football, explaining collateral damage that Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola may suffer from this deal.
He stressed that Messi is a symbol and reference not only for multinational Asian companies that link their surname with Leo’s name but also in the countries of the Middle East.