PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi explained why he never worried about rumors about Neymar’s possible departure from the team.
“Barcelona always wanted to get Neymar back, it’s no secret. But did Neymar want to go there? No. It’s true that all this time he hasn’t fully adapted to Paris and France. He loves our city and wants to help the team win many trophies.”
“Reaching an agreement on a new contract was not difficult. I am convinced that the Brazilian is one of the best players in the world. Negotiations took us a long time because of the crisis and its impact on the process. I had no doubt he would extend his contract, even with Barcelona’s interest.”
“We were rejecting Barcelona. I think the Catalan club has some financial problems, but that’s none of my business. Neymar believes in our project, loves the club, the city and the fans. He told me he wants to finish his career at PSG,”L’Equipe quoted Al-Khelaifi as saying.
Recall, Neymar plays for the Parisian club since the summer of 2017. That’s when the Brazilian left Barcelona for 222 million euros and became the most expensive player in the history of soccer. We should add that last season the 29-year-old forward played 31 matches for PSG, scored 17 goals and gave 11 assists.