Neymar has informed Paris Saint-Germain that he wishes to leave the club this summer.
Neymar moved to Paris in 2017 after PSG invoked the €222 million (£191 million) release clause in his Barcelona contract.
The Brazilian spent six years with the Parisians winning several titles.
- Five league crowns,
- Three Coupe de France trophies
- Three French Super Cups
- Two Coupe de la Ligue winners’ medals.
Neymar is under contract with PSG until 2025, with an option to extend for another year, but it appears like his time with the club is coming to an end.
According to L’Equipe, the 31-year-old has informed PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi of his wish to leave the club before the summer transfer window closes.
An incident in May, when enraged PSG fans gathered outside his home and yelled for him to leave the club, is thought to have impacted Neymar’s decision.
Neymar asks to leave the Ligue 1 Giants
According to the article, Neymar wants to return to Barcelona, where he spent four successful years before joining PSG.
However, due to their persistent financial difficulties, the Catalan giants may find it tough to recruit the Brazil international.
The French champs may now lose Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar all in the same transfer window.
Messi joined Inter Miami earlier this summer after his PSG contract expired. Mbappe is in a conflict with the club’s hierarchy after refusing to sign a new contract.
PSG are unlikely to oppose Neymar’s move, having previously declared that they would be willing to trade the Brazilian international as they abandon their former recruitment approach of acquiring high-profile players.
They are concentrating on developing a younger group under newly recruited manager Luis Enrique, who is likely to add Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos to his roster.
PSG is presently finalizing their preparations for the new season, which begins on Saturday at home against Lorient.