Leonardo Wants Neymar Gone From PSG By January Transfer Window
Just when we thought that the Neymar transfer saga is over, it seems that it just encountered a temporary stop. Several outlets reported earlier today that the Neymar transfer saga is not yet over. Paris Saint Germain coach Leonardo Araujo is reportedly tired of all the Neymar transfer news and would like the Brazilian footballer to be gone whenever possible.
According to the Italian outlet Tuttosport, Paris Saint Germain Chief Leonardo Araujo would like to sell the 27 years old footballer to Barcelona. Reports have it that Neymar is itching to leave the Parc des Princes and wants to return to Camp Nou a couple of years after his controversial move away from Blaugrana. But, the August transfer window closed and nothing was agreed upon by both clubs.
Barcelona was not able to come up with the right funds that Paris Saint Germain required for the deal to materialize. There were reports that Neymar was willing to shell off £20 million to make the transfer possible. Neymar agreed to stay at the Ligue 1 until summer.
But, a new report reveals today that Leonardo wants to get rid of Neymar when the transfer window in January reopens. According to Tuttosport, the constant speculations and rumors surrounding Neymar's future is something that Paris Saint Germain's director wanted to stop. Leonardo reportedly decided to offload the Brazilian forward as soon as possible. Additionally, the PSG director is not happy that the team has to put up with the 27 years old footballer for another four months.
In case Neymar appears on the transfer market, there are a couple of teams that would like to secure his services, Barcelona and Real Madrid. But, it is a public knowledge that Neymar prefers to return to Barcelona with previous reports claiming that it was Lionel Messi who brought the idea of getting the Brazilian back to Barcelona's decision-makers. The Brazilian footballer played for four years at the Blaugrana during the early years of his career.
Neymar is also a close friend to Barcelona superstars Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi and coming home to Camp Nou would mean playing alongside the legends. Real Madrid, on the other hand, is also a Neymar fan. Florentino Perez has admired Neymar's performance ever since he started playing as a teenager alongside Santos.
At present, Neymar will play for Paris Saint Germain despite rumors that the coach does not like him to be there. He has to endure this until the transfer window opens and until PSG decides to let him go.