Real Madrid Transfer News: Neymar's Mom Favours PSG Exit in Latest Rumours

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistMay 21, 2018

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 31: Neymar of PSG celebrates after his free kick leads to the goal scored by Layvin Kurzawa of PSG during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Paris Saint-Germain and RSC Anderlecht at Parc des Princes on October 31, 2017 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Neymar's mother is reportedly in favour of her son leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer to move to Real Madrid.

According to Spanish newspaper ABC (via Ivan Cordovilla of AS), she has not been impressed with the way Neymar has been treated by PSG and their fans despite his huge contribution after joining for £200 million from Barcelona last summer.

Neymar's mother reportedly said: "My son left a club like Barcelona to make a risky bet in his career when he signed for a team like Paris Saint-Germain, which is fighting to be among the greats of Europe, so I do not understand why the fans whistled at him. ... He came here to make the PSG bigger, and he encounters this. It's not pleasant."

Additionally, she is reported to have recalled that Real's players treated the Brazilian star "as if he were one of the team" when he played against Los Blancos for Barcelona in a pre-season friendly in July.

Neymar, 26, has enjoyed a largely successful debut season at the Parc des Princes.

PSG disappointed in the UEFA Champions League, going out at the last-16 stage for the second campaign running, but they did win a domestic treble.

Before picking up a foot injury in February, Neymar returned 19 goals and 13 assists in 20 Ligue 1 appearances, and he was named Player of the Season in the French top flight:

UEFA Champions League @ChampionsLeague

🇧🇷 Neymar is presented with the Ligue 1 Player of the Season award by Brazilian legend Ronaldo 👍 #UCL https://t.co/o1M4wMwCMx

There have been reports he is already thinking about leaving the club, but Spanish football writer Guillem Balague revealed he has been convinced to stay by incoming PSG manager Thomas Tuchel:

Guillem Balague @GuillemBalague

... after chatting to Tuchel last Sunday, a meeting described as “fantastic”, Neymar is convinced his future has to remain in Paris. That’s the nature of world class young players: confused by so many opportunities. Also, I feel he realised it was impossible to leave this summer

Certainly the change could well be key to Neymar's future at the club, as he will want assurances about his role and the ambitions PSG have.


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