Latest reports in the media are claiming that Paris Saint Germain star Neymar could be set to leave the club with Real Madrid and Manchester City both interested in signing the player.
There is something in the game of a Brazilian attacker that has dazzled football fans for years. If there is something these South Americans know, it is how to enjoy the game and make it worth watching. Their quick feet, shoulder feints and a touch for the fancy has seen them equipped with enough ammunition to raise a jam-packed stadium to its feet. Neymar is probably the best embodiment of the Samba football in the world at the moment.
Barcelona lost Neymar to Paris Saint Germain. The French club shocked the world by paying out the Brazilian’s release clause. Since his move to Barcelona back in 2013, the Brazilian superstar has evolved into one of the best players in European football. His status and value were quantified when Paris Saint Germain came knocking for him with a jaw-dropping £198 million bid.
He has had a very impressive start to his life in France with already around 40 contributions in terms of goals and assists in just around 23 games. He is now also an integral part of an exciting Brazilian attack constituting players like midfield ace Philippe Coutinho and Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.
The Brazil skipper is now scoring regularly for his new side as he wishes to emulate the likes of Messi and Ronaldo by winning several Ballon d’Or awards. However, it has also been reported that the player is unhappy in France and is already planning a move away, with Barcelona’s arch-rivals Real Madrid preferred to be his destination this time around.
However, the 25-year-old feels that a move to Real Madrid could be controversial because of his previous ties with Barcelona. Moreover, he reportedly feels, he will have “more fun” in the Premier League. Neymar has been a long-term admirer of Pep Guardiola, something that could further swing the deal in City’s favour.
He will fit into the team perfectly as an exciting player with the likes of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and more. Moreover, Pep’s system of football will see the Brazilian take up the role of a superstar in the team. However, his superstar status could also hamper the harmony in Pep’s budding team, a reason which discouraged City from chasing Alexis Sanchez. The rumours are all in the mill now and nothing is known for sure but you can never say never in football.