Neymar has confirmed that he will STAY at Paris Saint-Germain for the upcoming 2020/21 season, with the aim to win the UEFA Champions League.
Brazilian Neymar was a key part of the PSG side making the Champions League final this month, with man of the match performances against Atalanta and RB Leipzig in the quarter and semi-finals before defeat to Bayern Munich in the final.
After the final, Neymar was seen in tears after the French sides failure to obtain their final goal to become European champions. On the night, Bayern were just too good for them and Neymar believes they are closer to winning the tournament than ever before and with his new-found happiness at the club, he has confirmed in an interview that he will stay.
After joining the club back in 2017, Neymar has constantly been linked with a return to Barcelona following his world-record €222million move. Reports have suggested that he was also targeted by Barcelona’s fierce rivals Real Madrid, but their attentions have now turned more to his PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe in the long-term.
With Barcelona now in disarray after Lionel Messi revealed he wants to leave the club, it seems they’ve suffered a further blow with the admission of Neymar that he has no intention of leaving France any time soon.
PSG are always in a position of power when it comes to transfers, with their unlimited wealth meaning they are never in a position where they need to sell a star player. Neymar will turn 29 in February and his contract is due to expire in 2022. With his revelation that he’ll go nowhere this summer, that means he will enter the final year of his contract next summer. The likelihood is, he will re-sign with the French giants during the coming season to commit his best years to bringing them success in Europe’s premier competition.
By bringing an end to all the rumours of his future early on, it shows a level of commitment to the PSG project that has never publicly been shown by Neymar since his arrival initially. PSG will surely look to strengthen their squad further this season having lost captain Thiago Silva to Chelsea on a free transfer and allowing all-time top goalscorer Edinson Cavani’s contract to expire also.
Neymar is the man in France and at PSG and will continue to be so for at least the next year. A committed and focused Neymar could be exactly what they need to make that final step from Champions League finalists, to Champions League winners.