After his official transfer, Neymar Jr. will head to Saudi Arabia to join Al-Hilal. However, before leaving, the 31-year-old stopped by Paris Saint-Germain’s training facilities to say goodbye to his now-former teammates.
Plenty of teammates have already shared their emotional messages via social media. An exchange between Neymar and Kylian Mbappé looked awkward during the emotional moment.
𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗖𝗜, @neymarjr ! ❤️💙
Un au revoir chaleureux ce matin au Campus PSG entre les Parisiens et Neymar Jr !
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 17, 2023
— PSG Talk (@PSGTalk) August 17, 2023
Once Neymar’s transfer was reportedly agreed to, it coincided with PSG and Mbappé reaching an agreement for the 24-year-old to return to first-team training. Whether that’s a coincidence or not, it’s up for discussion.
Nonetheless, with the departures of Lionel Messi and Neymar, Mbappé is at the center of the project. He only knows whether that’s enough for him to extend his contract at PSG.
The Mbappé transfer saga will likely extend into the 2023-24 season. Real Madrid has no desire to pay any fee for the 24-year-old, so the rumors will continue if nothing happens before the Sept. 1 deadline.