Neymar must have mixed feelings about his time so far at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazilian has won Ligue 1 in each of the two years since he left Barcelona, but yielded little progress towards his employers’ main objective in conquering Europe.
PSG have suffered back-to-back eliminations at the first stage of the Champions League knockout rounds, and the wounds of this year’s defeat are still hurting.
Neymar missed both legs against Manchester United with a broken foot and could only remonstrate on the sidelines as his team were dumped out in controversial fashion.
The visitors were handed a stoppage-time penalty at the Parc des Princes after a VAR review found Presnel Kimpembe used his arm to stop a shot from Diogo Dalot.
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Neymar was visibly incensed by the decision and subsequently took to Instagram, writing: “That is a disgrace!
“And UEFA still pick four guys who know nothing about football to review the VAR decision in slow motion... that handball simply doesn't exist!
“How do you handball behind your back? Ahh.. go f*ck yourselves.”
The tirade has earned the forward a three-match ban, which will see him miss the first half of the Champions League group stage next season.
There’s some doubt over whether Neymar will serve that suspension as a PSG player, though, with reports linking him with a return to Spain.
Real Madrid have been the most often mentioned potential destination as they seek to rebuild under Zinedine Zidane in a post-Cristiano Ronaldo era.
But Neymar isn’t the only superstar target Los Blancos have set their sights on; Eden Hazard is also widely expected to leave Chelsea and play under his idol next season.
Further fuelling speculation over what transfer plans are brewing at the Bernabeu, the former Barcelona man admits he would relish working with the Belgian.
“I would like to play with Hazard. He has a style similar to mine,” Neymar said, per Fox Sports.
“I think I could give it a try. We would cause havoc together!”
Neymar and Hazard are both in the peak years of their careers and have collectively scored or assisted 45 goals for PSG and Chelsea respectively this season.
While the pair may not be capable of replacing Ronaldo entirely, their collaboration would surely allay any concerns of Madrid slipping away as a European powerhouse.
That said, even a club with their financial might would struggle to make such a fantastical partnership reality.News Now - Sport News