Brazil international, Neymar has landed in hot waters with Paris Saint-Germain as he hopes to leave the French side for a return to Barcelona where he would play alongside Lionel Messi.
The La Liga club confirmed their interest in the PSG star but the club president revealed that it was unlikely that a deal would be agreed because the French Champions are not willing to part ways with the Brazilian star.
Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu said: “We know that he wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain but we know that they don’t want him to leave, so there is no case [to answer]. “I know what I have read in the press. We have contact with Nasser [Al Khelafi] in meetings and committees but he has not told us himself. What we know about Neymar we know from the press.”
Neymar has taken action into his hands by refusing to join up with the rest of the PSG squad for pre-season training. Paris Saint-Germain have vowed to take action after Neymar failed to report to pre-season training, the club have announced. The statement by the Ligue 1 champions is the latest in a tumultuous summer for the Brazil star.
Club statement – Neymar Jr ?
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 8, 2019
A PSG statement read: “This Monday, July 8, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was summoned for the resumption of activities of the professional group of Paris Saint-Germain.”
“Paris Saint-Germain found that the player Neymar Jr did not show up at the agreed time and place, without having been authorized by the Club in advance. Paris Saint-Germain deplores this situation and will take the appropriate measures resulting from it.”