In the wake of PSG’s exit from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid, there’s a pretty big story coming from Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo involving Neymar.
It was reported throughout the summer that a key reason as to why Neymar surprised the footballing world to move to France was so that the spotlight would be firmly on him, which of course was never the case at Barcelona as Lionel Messi was there.
Yet it’s said in this fresh report that Neymar accepts he was stubborn in his attempt to escape Messi’s shadow, while he has apparently been surprised that Ligue One is so inferior to La Liga.
Having splashed out big money on his compatriot Philippe Coutinho in January, in addition to his direct replacement Ousmane Dembele in the summer window, Barca don’t have any interest in bringing the Selecao star back to the Nou Camp this season.
Though, it’s noted that Neymar himself doesn’t want an immediate return to Catalonia; his plan is to play another season at PSG before going back to his old stomping ground for the 2019/20 campaign.
Real Madrid have been heavily linked with making the Brazil ace their next big ‘Galactico’ signing’, with some people feeling as though Neymar is using his old club to boost his chances of joining Los Blancos.
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