Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly “about to announce” a world- record deal for Barcelona forward Neymar amid speculation the French giant are in talk to complete a £197 million transfer. The Brazil international is prepared to accept a contract offer from PSG, as the capital club intends to activate the release clause in his contract. Brazilian broadcaster Esporte Interatiro reported PSG are poised to declare the move is complete despite protestation from the Barcelona hierarchy that their prized asset is heading nowhere this summer.
Barcelona claimed to be “200 percent” certain that Neymar would remain in Spain, but it is claimed that the striker wishes to be outright star in a team, a status he is denied as part of the ‘MSN’ front line alongside Lionel Messi, who recently signed a new contract, and Luis Suarez. Meanwhile, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu did his bit to re assure fans at the camp Nou after declaring Neymar would not be sold, even if his £ 222 million release clause was met. Neymar played a leading role in Barca stunning comeback from 4-0 to beat PSG in last season champions, but emery say adding further star power to his squad could prevent such a collapse in the future.
“PSG want the best player in the world, who is in the best club in the world” Emery said. If we want to compete with Bayern Munich, Barcelona and real Madrid to win the champions league, then PSG must have a player of the world top five. We are trying to get one signed this summer. Neymar move to Catalonia from Santos in 2013 and has scored 105 goals racking up 65 assists along in 186 appearances, not to mention winning the UEFA champions league and two La- Liga tittles.
In reality, it is likely that decision will ultimately come down to Neymar himself, provided PSG are genuinely willing to pay his release clause and more than double the current world record £ 89.3 dollars Manchester united paid to resign Paul Pogba . Barcelona will only be able to hold a player such as Neymar against his will for so long, such is the power elite player hold this days, although there is no concrete proof of the stars preference as of yet.