Brazilian forward Neymar has been linked with a €222 million transfer to the French club Paris Saint-Germain, but Neymar himself has stated that he is looking out to turn out another season for FC Barcelona. The figure is the release clause for the much touted former Santos player, and the Paris club has been reported to be more than willing to accommodate. There has been speculation after Neymar’s woeful season turning out for the Catalan side, who themselves haven’t had any success in last year’s La Liga or the European championship.
However, Neymar has moved to deny such speculation, stating that the last one was his best season in Barcelona. He is very adapted to the city, the club and happy to be here that is reflected in the performance of an athlete. It was the season where he felt more comfortable even though when they did not win the titles that they have wanted. They played great games and lived incredible moments. He said now they have to work for the 2017-18 season so that it will be even more positive individually and as a group.
Barcelona FC had inked a deal for Neymar to stay till 2021 October last year, and club officials have come out to state that Neymar would stay for the next season. The vice president of Barcelona Jordi Mestre insisted that Neymar would not be leaving the club any time soon. However, the rumour mills of the transfer market are abuzz with the news of a marquee move by the PSG side to sign Neymar, after they signed Dani Alves, and are also being linked with Kylian Mbappe and Alexis Sanchez. A move to the Paris powerhouses PSG, who claimed the French league the year before, could be Neymar’s chance to step out of Barcelona teammate and Argentina forward Lionel Messi’s shadow. Messi has also extended his contract to 2021 and Neymar has played second fiddle in the Barcelona attack for quite some time.