According to Mundo Deportivo, Neymar’s contract renewal with Paris Saint-Germain is far from straightforward, despite reports that everything has been locked down for a long time. The Brazilian has not only not signed a new contract with the Parisian club, but his desire to return to Barcelona is growing.
Following PSG’s loss to Barcelona Femeni in the Women’s Champions League semi-final, Leonardo, the club’s sporting director, was asked about Neymar’s contract negotiations. He said ambiguously, “You have to see everything calmly.”
According to reports this week, Barcelona has made the first of a series of moves to bring Neymar back to the club he left for a world-record fee of €222 million in the summer of 2017. PSG, for one, has made it clear that their prized asset is non-transferable.
Lionel Messi, who wants to reunite with Neymar, a friend and former teammate, and is also facing an uncertain future heading into the summer transfer window, is thought to be a key factor in the situation. The Argentine’s contract with Barcelona expires on June 30th, and he has been linked with a move to PSG.
Source: Football Espana