“For the first time, I feel completely happy in Paris,” Neymar Jr. said at his private birthday celebration last Sunday.
That quote, via L’Equipe, is very important because the entire transfer saga last summer between Neymar and his former club FC Barcelona was instigated because the Brazilian claimed to not be happy in Paris last season.
Neymar com companheiros de time e seus familiares em sua festa de aniversário 🎈 pic.twitter.com/B3CfLADyeg
— Neymar Daily (@njrdaily) February 3, 2020
Neymar, who missed Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-1 win over FC Nantes due to a rib injury, also promised during his birthday bash that he would “do everything with [his] teammates to win everything this year.”
Of course, the main goal for Neymar and PSG this season is the UEFA Champions League. The knockout stage begins on February 18 when PSG travels to Germany to face Borussia Dortmund and Neymar’s playing time could be reduced leading up to that match to ensure he is fully fit.
How many minutes Neymar plays is a trivial problem compared to what is going on currently at Barcelona. Described as a “meltdown” by The Guardian, the Catalan club is dealing with the fallout of Lionel Messi’s public comments directed at sporting director Eric Abidal over the firing of former manager Ernesto Valverde.
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Barcelona could be handed another loss in their chase for Neymar if PSG goes on a deep run in the Champions League. If so, it’s possible Neymar could sign an extension with the French giants and put an end to any talks of him returning to La Liga.
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