Neymar’s relationship with PSG is ‘broken’ as Barcelona receive transfer boost

Neymar’s relationship with Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo is “broken”, according to reports in Spain. The Brazilian has his heart set on a return to Barcelona in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Neymar still wants to leave PSG this summer despite a brilliant season in France.

Having pushed hard for an exit last year, there were doubts that he would ever play for the club again.

He was claimed to have had an explosive row with Leonardo after telling the PSG chief that he regretted leaving Barca in 2017.

But after repairing his public relationship with the club, he went on to find the net 13 times in 15 Ligue 1 games for the table-toppers.

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However, Barca are still keen on signing him in the upcoming window, and he is said to want to return.

According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Neymar’s relationship with PSG is “broken”, and he is expected to leave.

The outlet claims his determination to leave is the same as it was last year, and therefore the club will expect him to make a gesture to push the move through.

The Catalan giants are reportedly confident that Neymar will be allowed to leave due to his relationship with Leonardo deteriorating.

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The same outlet reports that PSG are unwilling to negotiate at the moment due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ligue 1, like most sporting competitions around the world, is currently suspended until further notice.

And the summer window is also likely to be delayed or suspended as a result, leaving PSG in a difficult position regarding their current squad.

The Parisians currently have 11 players approaching the end of their contracts, including Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Thomas Meunier and Layvin Kurzawa.


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They are apparently deciding to prioritise sorting out their first-team squad before they discuss outgoings.

But due to Neymar’s poor relationship with the club, they could look to sell him in order to use the funds for a squad overhaul.

PSG are said to be preparing to build their squad around Kylian Mbappe in an attempt to convince him to stay at the club past his current deal.

Mbappe, like Neymar, will be entering into the final year of his contract next summer, and there is uncertainty surrounding whether either will extend their stays at the Parc des Princes.

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