Paris Saint-Germain ‘offered Neymar to Manchester City’
Paris Saint-Germain reportedly offered Manchester City the chance to sign Brazilian forward Neymar this summer.
The 30-year-old’s future was questioned throughout the summer window, with reports claiming that the French giants were willing to offload him before the deadline.
There have also been rumours suggesting that there has been conflict between fellow star attackers Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe regarding Neymar’s future, with the latter allegedly keen to see the Brazilian sold.
Both Neymar and Mbappe recently fell out during the Ligue 1 win against Montpellier in the middle of last month over the order of penalty takers, with the former ignoring team orders to take a spot kick ahead of the latter, who is their designated penalty taker.
Mbappe turned down the chance to join Real Madrid and penned a new three-year contract with PSG earlier this summer, and the 23-year-old now allegedly has a greater say in how the club operates both on and off the pitch.
PSG head coach Christophe Galtier also expressed his desire to keep hold of the Brazilian, telling reporters: “I’ve always been clear that I want him to stay. There are many games until the start of the World Cup and there will be a need for us to rotate.
“In addition to our starting lineup, I want there to be five players with the same potential who can come in. There will be time for everyone to feature. I know where Neymar can be more comfortable, like Messi.
“They are players with a great ability to find themselves between the lines and be decisive.”
Neymar has made an exceptional start to the 2022-23 campaign for the reigning Ligue 1 champions, scoring nine goals and providing six assists in just six games across all competitions.
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