According to Brazilian journalist and Barcelona insider Marcelo Bechler, Barça superstar Neymar has accepted an offer to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer. PSG will now move on to negotiations with the Catalan club, and if an agreement is reached Neymar could be announced as a PSG player over the next few weeks.
The Neymar to PSG rumors are nothing new, as the Brazilian has been linked with the French giants for several seasons. Those rumors started again on Monday when a report from Diario SPORT claimed that Neymar was no longer comfortable with being in Lionel Messi’s shadow and was ready to join a new club where he’d be the biggest star.
That SPORT rumor was then picked up by multiple outlets, and Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported that PSG were prepared to pay Neymar’s €222 million release clause this summer. If PSG do pay the release clause, there’s nothing Barça could do.
We tend to see these rumors as stupid, and this one might be as well. But we never got a report claiming that Neymar had accepted PSG’s offer, so this changes everything. PSG have the money and might now have an agreement with the player, so maybe we should get nervous. Just maybe.