French giants Paris Saint Germain are keen on parting ways with Neymar Junior.
El País reports that last week a club representative contacted the player’s father to let him know that they wanted to let the Brazilian forward go with the news being revealed by a source close to Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of PSG.
The same sources say that the decision took shape when PSG’s owners handed a new deal to Kylian Mbappé, making him the face of their project and giving him a voice at the club.
There are claims that Mbappé demanded changes in the organization and called for the removal of former sporting director Leonardo. Regarding Neymar, the Frenchman pointed out his lack of discipline in training and during recovery routines.
Mbappé said the same thing that manager Mauricio Pochettino had been pointing out since last Christmas: “No player is bigger than the club”.
Neymar, who this season renewed his contract until 2027, earns around €40 million net per year, from football and sponsorship deals and PSG feels that letting him will help them in reducing their wage bill.
With a contract until June 2027, the 30-year-old would be due to a sum in the region of €200 million if the club is to force him out but the urge of playing regularly and in an environment where he is appreciated might see him accept a deal elsewhere.