Why PSG Must Not Sell This Star In the Summer Transfer Window

Paris Saint-Germain will have multiple notable dilemmas to address in this year’s summer transfer window, including the future of Neymar. The Brazilian forward, who has been linked to Manchester United as of late, still has four years left on his contract at PSG. He is reportedly earning €56.36 million (gross) per season on his deal at PSG, and those in Michigan can use this link to win big on an online casino.

When PSG signed Neymar to a multiyear extension deal in May 2021, the expectation was not only for the Brazilian forward to play out the entirety of his contract but also for him to perform at a high level for the club. Neymar has been a standout performer for PSG since signing the extension deal with PSG two years ago, but the issue with him has been his lengthy injury history. Overall, he has so far not had a single campaign with the reigning Ligue 1 champions in which he managed to feature in at least 40 fixtures in all competitions.

Neymar’s lengthy injury history at PSG has frustrated many outside the club. Among them, a group of PSG ultras made headlines earlier this month when they took to Neymar’s home and called for him to soon leave the club. Several former PSG players also believe that it is time for the Brazilian star to bid his farewells to the Ligue 1 side, including longtime French forward Jerome Rothen.

“With everything that’s been happening lately, Neymar has to go,” Rothen said during an airing of his “Rothen s’enflamme” program earlier this month. … Neymar, it’s been six years since he’s been here, it’s been five years that he’s been given a chance every year. It’s a failure, it’s like Messi. And so goodbye.”

Amid the multitude of outside calls for PSG to soon offload Neymar, the club should not throw in the towel on him after six seasons.

As mentioned, Neymar has proved that he still can perform at a high level for PSG. He was a standout performer for PSG in Ligue 1 play this season, chipping in with 13 goals and 11 assists in 20 matches played. He built formidable chemistry with both Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe on the pitch this season, which garnered the stamp of approval of PSG manager Christophe Galtier.

“Regarding Leo, Kylian, and Ney, when you have these players, it was immediately a goal to be able to combine them together,” Galtier said during a pre-match press conference ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 away fixture against Auxerre. “… Each time they were on the field, they were very efficient, and we had a very interesting offensive game.”

In the big picture, it would be quite difficult for PSG to find a suitor for Neymar, especially as he still has four years left on his contract. In essence, PSG and Neymar are stuck with each other unless the club would be open to accepting a low transfer fee for him and if the veteran goal-scorer would be willing to take a substantial pay cut.

The hope for PSG is that Neymar can at the least avoid any major injuries over the remainder of his run at the club.

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