Neymar has his mind set on the move to Paris Saint-Germain, the French team is reportedly willing to activate €222 million release clause on his contract and spend €40 million a year on wages.
The Brazilian won three major trophies at Barcelona but is reportedly eager to leave Camp Nou so he can leave Lionel Messi’s shadow.
The 25-year-old exhibited some signs to show that he is closer to leaving the club than ever before.
Training ground bust-up: Barcelona is currently training in Miami, but a session was disrupted when Neymar was challenged by teammate Nelson Semedo, tempers flared and Neymar was restrained by Sergio Busquets, before storming off the pitch in a huff.
Cancelled trip to China: He was due to meet fans in Shanghai on July 31, but Ctrip — the Chinese online travel agency which booked the event — said Neymar had to “deal with transfer issues,”
The power is in his hands: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu told the New York Times on Wednesday that players have a lot of power in transfer sagas.
“You know that players decide if they want to leave, they can decide,” Bartomeu said.
Barcelona won’t give up without a fight, however. Bartomeu said he still wants the forward to stay. “Neymar is one of our best players, and so we don’t want to lose that player,” he stressed.