Report: PSG Willing to Allow Neymar to Transfer If Club Get 'Considerable Offer'

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistJune 16, 2019

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 04: Neymar Jr of Paris Saint-Germain reacts during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and OGC Nice at Parc des Princes on May 04, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly willing to sell world-record signing Neymar if they receive a "considerable offer" for his signature. 

L'Equipe journalist Bilel Ghazi (h/t Get French Football News) said PSG would consider letting their €222 million man leave the Parc des Princes if the offer is sufficient:

Sport (h/t TalkSport) reported Neymar had lost his motivation in Paris and was seeking a return to Barcelona this summer.

The Brazilian missed almost three months of PSG's 2018-19 season because of a foot injury but still ended the campaign with 23 goals in 28 appearances.

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Neymar, 27, joined Les Parisiens from Barca in 2017 and has three years remaining on his contract. However, the PSG dressing room appears to be adversely impacted by his presence at times, and he's yet to bring the European success PSG so direly crave:

The French powerhouse retained their Ligue 1 crown but were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 (by Manchester United) for a third season in a row.

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel told Canal Plus (h/t Goal's Daniel Lewis) in May that Neymar "does not have the profile" to captain PSG as he has done Brazil's national team.

In order to stay in line with Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, PSG invested heavily in Neymar at the expense of the rest of the roster, as French football writer Robin Bairner suggested:

Kylian Mbappe, 20, has overtaken Neymar as the headline name in Paris and tends to shine regardless of whether Neymar is in the lineup. He's considerably younger, frequently dazzles for France's national team and this year became the first player to win Ligue 1 Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in the same season.

There are only a select handful of clubs in the world that would have the financial means to offer PSG a fee that could realistically tempt them into selling. 

That being said, there's also a question as to who would want to take on an expensive and potentially damaging asset, despite his talent, per journalist Miguel Delaney:

PSG appear to have reached their tipping point with Neymar and are willing to cut ties two years into his French tenure, though agreeing to an exit promises to be a long and difficult process.

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