Mercato – PSG: This is why Neymar wanted to leave PSG

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PSG: This is why Neymar wanted to leave PSG

Published on October 4, 2022 at 05:30

In 2017, PSG shook the football world. To invite itself to the table of the biggest European clubs, the club of the capital did not look at the expense, dropping 222M€ for Neymar. A union that could have turned into a fiasco if the Brazilian had left PSG two years later. Indeed, in 2019, the Parisian number 10 wanted to return to FC Barcelona. And details have been reduced on this huge soap opera.

Still, Neymar is still the most expensive player in football history. Indeed, in 2017, the PSG spent €222m to steal the Brazilian from FC Barcelona. Wishing to step out of the shadow of Lionel Messi, the international auriverde thus took the direction of Paris, but he was quickly disillusioned. Indeed, in the French capital, Neymar wasn’t really happy and he quickly regretted his choice to leave the Blaugrana. Thus, two years after his transfer to PSGin 2019, the Parisian is pushing hard to return to FC Barcelona. An XXL soap opera that will have kept everyone spellbound during the summer transfer window…

It was played at 20M€…

Neymar then demanded his departure from PSGwanting to find the FC Barcelona. The two clubs had thus multiplied the meetings to try to find an agreement. In vain. But it didn’t play out much for the transfer of Neymar. Obviously, only €20m was missing. It was then explained at the time that the FC Barcelona had offered 110M€ + Ivan Rakitic, Jean-Clair Todibo and the one-year loan ofOusmane Dembele. For his part, the PSG wanted, in addition to the players mentioned above, 130M€.

Messi was waiting for Neymar at Barcelona

Neymar ultimately did not return to FC Barcelona. Yet that was what he wanted in 2019. Why? In proposals granted to The Explorer Teama relative of number 10 of the PSG looks back at this soap opera, explaining why Neymar wanted to leave. And a call from Lionel Messi would have been one of the triggering factors: He believed in the PSG project but the defeat against Manchester United (in the knockout stages of the Champions League) changed everything. Messi called him to tell him: come back, only together can we win it. In two years I’m leaving and you’ll take my place “.

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