Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has issued an update on his future with the club.
Neymar’s Future for Next Three Years Is at Paris Saint-Germain
Big Money Signing
Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017 following a tumultuous transfer process. The Brazilian star cost PSG hundreds of millions of euros, becoming the most expensive transfer in football history in the process. Since then Neymar has been loyal to the French side, consistently reiterating a desire to remain at the club despite rumours saying otherwise. Since joining the club Neymar has played 141 times, scoring 98 goals in the process.
In an interview with Gemma Soler of Gol and ESPN he said: “The whistles from PSG fans? They will get tired of whistling..because I still have three years left on my contract here”. While things can always change, it seems that Neymar is intent on staying with PSG for the foreseeable future.
Neymar’s big price tag brought with it high expectations. One would think that almost 100 goals in less than 150 games may satisfy fans of the club but recently PSG fans have shown their displeasure with the club’s record signing. The Brazilian is not alone in this as the club’s fans have been quick to boo Lionel Messi following his signing last summer.
While PSG has walked to the Ligue 1 title for much of the last decade they have yet to hit the heights they expected in Europe. Big money signings like Neymar and Lionel Messi were supposed to take the team to the next level and establish them as one of Europe’s elite. Despite their incredible lineup, the team crashed out of the Champions League this season in the Round of 16, another in a long line of disappointing Champions League campaigns. It is likely that this failure in Europe has soured fans on some of the club’s superstars.
Regardless of fan opinion, Neymar has brushed off his negative reception and seems set to remain with the side for the duration of his contract.