In the ever-evolving saga surrounding Neymar’s future, it seems that a breakthrough may finally be on the horizon. While negotiations are yet to commence, the upcoming week holds the promise of definitive discussions that could pave the way for the Brazilian superstar’s departure from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). However, it is important to note that PSG has no intention of terminating Neymar’s contract and allowing him to leave as a free agent. Instead, the club is keen on securing a substantial transfer fee for his services. As previously reported by SPORT, the likely destination for Neymar could be a club in Saudi Arabia, with a potential loan spell at his former club, Barcelona.
According to reports from ‘RMC’, PSG has never considered negotiating a contract termination, despite the potential savings involved. Having invested a staggering €222 million in acquiring Neymar, the club believes that the player’s contract holds significant value. While it is true that PSG has communicated its lack of reliance on Neymar, this decision came after careful consideration and following the player’s own admission of unhappiness in Paris.
The crux of the matter lies in whether PSG is willing to sell Neymar to a club in Saudi Arabia. Initially, the idea did not find favor with the French club, but circumstances have left them with little choice. Pini Zahavi, Neymar’s agent, is already involved in negotiations, alongside another prominent representative, and they are optimistic that a breakthrough is imminent. The Saudi offer is expected to be substantial, both in terms of the transfer fee and the player’s salary for a four-year contract. Crucially, Neymar has made it clear that his primary condition is for the club to facilitate his loan move to Barcelona during the first year of his contract.
Meanwhile, Barcelona has been closely monitoring the situation and is well-informed about the ongoing developments. The club has actively pursued the loan agreement, with a strict financial limitation of €12 million net per year for the player. Neymar views this option favorably, as terminating his contract would entail significant financial losses, which would be irretrievable if he were to join Barcelona directly. By securing his future in Saudi Arabia, Neymar is aware that his return to Barcelona may be within close reach.
The forthcoming negotiations between PSG, Neymar’s representatives, and the interested parties in Saudi Arabia hold the key to resolving this protracted transfer saga. If successful, Neymar’s move to Barcelona, albeit initially on loan, could mark a significant step towards reuniting the Brazilian with his former club. As the football world eagerly awaits the outcome, it remains to be seen whether this long-anticipated transfer will come to fruition.