How do you solve a problem like Neymar?
The Brazilian, despite all the furore surrounding a move away, is still a Paris Saint-Germain player.
It seems like an age since Neymar shockingly swapped the prestige of Barcelona for the oil-rich ‘promised land’ of PSG.
However, his Parisian adventure never quite unfolded how he might’ve planned.
His time in the French capital has been plagued by injury and disciplinary issues with many an expert slamming the Brazilian superstar for his “celebrity behaviour”.
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Now, despite winning trophies for free on a regular basis in France, Neymar wants out.
Former club Barcelona have been the front-runners for his signature all summer but for some reason, the two clubs have been unable to come to an accord.
It certainly seems that at this moment, Neymar needs Barca far more than Barca needs him.
You can count the number of clubs that can afford Neymar’s exorbitant wages and fee on one hand (with fingers to spare) - leaving the Brazilian with few other choices.
As a result, Spanish rivals Real Madrid may have just snuck ahead of the Catalans in the race for the 27-year-old.
After a thoroughly underwhelming pre-season, Zinedine Zidane’s side could do with a boost going into what could be another difficult season for Los Blancos.
However, according to a poll run by AS, Madrid’s notoriously demanding fans are not made up with the idea of Neymar.
In fact, of the 160 911 people who voted, 60 percent made it clear that they did not want Neymar to sign for their club.
Most fans felt that spending up to €200 million on a temperamental, injury-prone player simply did not make sense.
“I’m a Madridista and I have voted no,” commented AS reader Juan Gonzalez.
“Apart from the stories off the pitch, I don’t want Madrid to sign him because he’s an injury-prone player and his foot hasn’t healed well. Why does Madrid want to spend a ton of money on a player who will be injured again in no time.”
Another wrote: “I don’t want Neymar, because he is a continuous source of problems. I don’t like him, but today he would be a necessary player at Real Madrid.”
In other words, fans probably won’t pack the Bernabeu terraces to watch the Brazilian play keepy-ups at his Madrid unveiling - should it ever happen.
Neymar’s career really is in limbo right now.
Where to next? Who knows.News Now - Sport News