Paris Saint-Germain are open to selling Neymar during the summer transfer window if an acceptable bid is lodged – but the Brazil international would be hesitant to leave.
The forward arrived at Parc des Princes in a move from Barcelona for a world-record fee in 2018, in what was a serious statement of intent from the Ligue 1 club to cement their position as a European heavyweight.
But a failure to reach the ultimate prize – the Champions League – and the decision of Kylian Mbappe to extend his stay with the club following a protracted transfer saga with Real Madrid means the capital team would consider parting ways with the 30-year-old, particularly after a turbulent 2021-22 campaign.
Despite reclaiming the Ligue 1 crown under Mauricio Pochettino this term, many deem PSG to have endured an underwhelming campaign given their early Champions League exit to Real Madrid.
Neymar received the brunt of criticism from the club’s supporters, with him and Lionel Messi both roundly booed in the spring following their European collapse.
The Brazilian player’s attitude and on-field stagnation have been scrutinised by the club.
Mbappe’s decision to remain at PSG may also play into any decision-making process involving Neymar’s future, with the France international thought to have some sway in transfer policy and squad matters following his lucrative new deal. Mbappe’s relationship with Neymar is said to have cooled in recent years.
Despite these matters however, the attacker does not wish to depart Parc des Princes, and otherwise intends to continue with PSG next season.