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Neymar has forced PSG to give him three outrageous privileges

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It's no secret that Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona because he wants to be the main man.

The Brazilian superstar arrived in the French capital for a world record fee of €222 million and he's managed to have quite the storied tenure already.

On the one hand, Neymar has 10 goals and seven assists in his first 11 PSG outings.

On the other hand, he has had squabbles with teammate Edinson Cavani over free-kicks and penalties and saw himself sent off in last week's 2-2 draw with Marseille for reacting to a late challenge.

Neymar, however, thought the red card was harsh and he may of had a point.

"I think it was exaggerated, yes," he insisted. "I spent the whole game getting enough [fouls]. I have many marks on my body.

"The referee did what he wanted, which was to send me off and appear more than the players."

It seems if he isn't doing something majestic, he's doing something controversial.

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The problem with PSG paying so much for the 25-year-old is the fact that the world's most expensive player holds plenty of power with his move.

After all, the Parisians had to go all out to convince the former Santos forward to depart the Nou Camp, but it seems that the promises they made him might be working to their detriment.

According to French outlet Le Parisien, Neymar's new teammates are unhappy with the preferential treatment he has received.

The Brazilian international has two personal physiotherapists who follow him wherever he goes at the club that are for his use only. Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed a similar privilege, but other players were allowed to use those physios as and when necessary.

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Furthermore, his teammates are banned from putting strong tackles on him in training. The Sun speculates this clause comes after Neymar had a pre-season bust-up with Nelson Semedo with Barcelona.

The report also suggests that as of next season, Neymar will be on all penalties. What that means for Cavani's future is anyone's guess.

Wow. Have you literally heard anything like this before?!

At the moment, the PSG board might be inclined to believe that Neymar's reported diva attitude and extreme demands are worth it, but how long until his teammates turn on him?

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