Neymar’s debut season at Paris Saint-Germain hasn’t been without plenty of drama.
There was the lawsuit surrounding the contract renewal bonus he received from Barcelona. Then came the infamous clash with Edinson Cavani over who should be the one to take PSG’s penalties.
Take those away and Neymar’s season has been a success. He’s scored 28 goals in all competitions and looks set to land the Ligue 1 title.
An ankle injury has ruled the Brazilian out since February and a return date is as of yet up in the air.
But despite being out of action, Neymar has still received plenty of media attention.
Much of that has to do with his future, and rumours that Neymar is keen on leaving PSG.
Earlier this month, Mundo Deportivo reported that Neymar regrets leaving Barcelona and has told informed Barça chiefs of his desire to return.
Neymar has also been linked with a sensational move to Real Madrid but Mundo have doubled down on their coverage of the forward completing a stunning return to the Camp Nou.
What Neymar has promised former Barça teammates
Per Mundo, Neymar has promised his former Barcelona teammates that he will not sign for Real Madrid so long as the Blaugrana want him to come back.
Of course, it’s not clear whether Barcelona want to re-sign the 26-year-old. They’ve spent a lot of money on Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho and are coping fine without Neymar.
But it seems like Neymar is ready to hand the La Liga leaders a first refusal on him.
Mundo’s report states that the Brazil international enjoys Barcelona, not just for footballing reasons but as an environment to raise his son.
Neymar hasn’t enjoyed Paris as much as he hoped he would.
The challenge in Ligue 1 hasn’t been as difficult as he thought it would be - PSG have lost just twice all season and hold a 15-point advantage over second-placed Monaco.
And he went from a tight-knitted dressing room at Barcelona to one that has many cliques.
PSG’s Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid will have been another indicator that the French club, despite spending vast sums of money in recent years, remain inferior to Europe’s elite clubs.
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