The future of Barcelona forward Neymar has been thrown back into doubt, with Paris Saint-Germain monitoring the situation closely.
They have shown an interest in the Brazilian in the past, although nothing concrete has ever come of it.
Catalan newspaper Sport’s Monday edition has alluded to a growing discomfort for Neymar at Barcelona and claimed that he is considering a departure.
He has reportedly been advised by some in his entourage that as long as Lionel Messi is at the club, Neymar will always be in his shadow and that he should move on in order to assume the role of a leader and to truly shine.
Jugones de La Sexta has gone even further by announcing that the player has decided to leave, while MARCA have confirmed that there have indeed been some movements and that PSG are interested in signing the former Santos star.
Based on the fact that Barcelona will not negotiate for the forward, the Ligue 1 outfit would have to pay his release clause, which rose on July 1 from 200 to 222 million euros.
If there is a serious possibility of Neymar departing Barcelona, it would undoubtedly produce a real earthquake in the transfer market and would shatter the world record for a deal.