Neymar posts mischievous video, speculations rise about move to Barcelona
Football superstar Neymar has been grabbing the headlines of late. From rape allegations against him, to an ankle injury, missing Copa America 2019, speculations regarding his move to Barcelona and issues at Paris Saint-Germain, the Brazilian has been at the focus. Now, Neymar said that he has recovered 'almost 100 percent' and also shared a video, adding fuel to rumors about his Barcelona move.
Neymar appears in Barca shirt, shares cryptic biblical message
The 27-year-old Neymar shared a brief Instagram video on Saturday. He showed a black-and-white image of himself in a shirt with the badge of the Spanish side, Barcelona and a a cryptic message. It was a passage from the Bible's Book of Isaiah
Watch the video here!
PSG unhappy with Neymar missing training last week
French champions PSG were not happy with Neymar missing training last week and stated there will be appropriate punishment for the same. Neymar's father told Fox Sports Brazil that the club was aware of his son's commitments towards his non-profit organization Instituto Neymar Jr. It was known that he will resume training next week. But then the club disagreed with the views.
PSG issues statement after Neymar misses training
"Paris Saint-Germain found that the player Neymar Jr. did not show up at the agreed time and place, without having been previously authorized by the club. Paris Saint-Germain deplores this situation and will take the appropriate measures resulting from it," PSG issued a statement.
Key info about Instituto Neymar Jr
Instituto Neymar Jr is a non-profit civil society that is dedicated to social causes. It serves thousands of children, adolescents and their families, reaching around 10,000 people. It is an educational and sports complex and the idea is to change the lives of many families.
How did the Barcelona speculation start?
Neymar moved to PSG from Spanish champions Barcelona for a record €222 million deal in 2017. Since then he appeared in 58 games for PSG and scored a total of 51 goals. In the ongoing summer window, Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu claimed to BBC that Neymar wants to leave PSG. This saw PSG sports director Leonardo claiming that Neymar can leave the French champions.
'PSG will not tolerate celebrity behavior'
In an interview with France Football, PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi said, "Players will have to assume their responsibilities even more than before. It must be completely different. They will have to do more, work more. I do not want to have any celebrity behavior anymore."
Will Barca go for Neymar?
Barcelona signed Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid and at the moment it remains to be seen how things shape up. They already have Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Malcom in attack. Griezmann adds further quality. So fitting in Neymar will need Barca to sell star players. Also, they haven't bid for Neymar so far.
Neymar could end up at PSG for another season
It is likely that Neymar will end up playing for PSG this season unless something remarkable happens. The French club is open to the idea of selling a brand player like Neymar. PSG want a direction rather than fitting in mega stars now. Neymar will have to keep his head down and get on with the situation. He needs to keep performing.Share this timeline