Neymar (file photo)
Premier League club, Newcastle United, is set to add Brazilian captain and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward, Neymar, in its squad for the next season.
The Brazilian winger’s services may not be needed in the PSG’s ongoing plan for restructuring in readiness for the next season even though he has two years remaining in his current contract with the Paris club.
90min had reported that Paris Saint-Germain were willing to listen to offers for Neymar in the summer as they attempt to create a more balanced squad.
Newcastle United’s owners, the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF), is also said to be desperate in bringing the Brazilian to the Premier League.
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The report further disclosed that Newcastle want a “marquee” signing for next season, with the club set to play in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.
But, Neymar won’t come cheap, though, the 31-year-old is injury-prone.
Besides, FourFourFour had reported that money would not be an issue to wooing Neymar.
It reported: “This [money] won’t deter Newcastle from making a move, who believe the forward could slot seamlessly into the left side of their front three.
“Anthony Gordon, Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin have all occupied that position this season, but none has managed to make it his own – partly owing to the latter’s fitness struggles in 2022/23.”
With a Brazilian contingent already at Newcastle, in Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes, the report also suggests PIF are confident Neymar would work well in the squad.
Meanwhile, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been linked with Neymar in recent months, though, as it seems increasingly likely he will leave the French side.
Recall that PSG fans recently protested outside Neymar’s house in Paris, chanting for him to leave the club after growing tired of the club’s transfer policy, which has seen a raft of superstars join the club with seemingly little benefit on the pitch.
He has been missing from the squad since mid-February, after undergoing ankle surgery. He missed PSG’s Champions League last 16 exit to Bayern Munich as a result.
Transfermarkt currently believes Neymar’s market value is €70 million.