The real reason why Neymar missed PSG's trip to Angers is very concerning for the club

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It's been a rather odd time in Neymar's career of late.

The Brazilian superstar completed the most sensational transfer in the history of football during the summer, swapping the sunny skies of Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain.

How much did he cost? A cool €222m, dwarfing then previous record on £89m, which Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba.

He has pretty much done what was expected of him since arriving in the French capital, scoring a hatful of goals and laying a number of assists on a plate for his teammates.

However, there have been a number of negatives.

The most prominent was his much publicised clash with Edinson Cavani, with the pair actively engaged in a dispute over taking penalties.

He hasn't exactly got the most positive relationship with manager Unai Emery and some latest revelations will only intensify these claims.


It was public knowledge that the Brazilian was not part of the match day squad for the trip to the French minnows, a game which PSG won 5-0.

"Neymar had a small blow to his muscle and didn't feel well this morning. I spoke with the doctors and with him and we decided it's best if he stays in Paris," said PSG coach Unai Emery.


However, according to Spanish publication Sport, this is apparently not the case.


Shortly after the game on Monday, Neymar travelled back to join up with the Selecao squad for the international break and it was expected that he would not train.

But, he did and not only that, he did so on top form.



So, why did he back out of the club game? Well, it seems he is already fed up with life in Paris.

The Brazilian has supposedly cited the low level opposition and low attendances as reasons for his lack of desire not to turn up in Ligue 1, believing that saving himself for international duty was much more important.

So basically, he chose to give himself a rest against Emery's wishes.

How this will go down with the boss is yet to be seen but clearly, he has a huge task keeping his talisman in line this season.

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