Neymar 'happy' to take €15m-per-year pay-cut to rejoin Barcelona

Neymar has clearly had enough at PSG

Neymar must really regret his decision to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian forward joined PSG in 2017 to give him a better chance to win a Ballon d'Or.

However, his spell in France has been a nightmare.

His time has been ravaged with injury. Neymar has been injured for 295 days since joining the club and in that time has missed 48 games.

After the club missed out on the Champions League against last season, Neymar decided he had had enough.

He failed to report back to PSG pre-season training on time and has since refused to play in any of their games.

The 27-year-old is clearly doing all in his power to leave the club, with a return to Barcelona believed to be his preferred outcome.

And now it has emerged that Neymar is willing to take a massive pay-cut in order to get his way.

Neymar currently earns a whopping €38 million-per-year at PSG but, according to Guillem Balague, he is 'happy' to accept €23 million-per-year at Barca.

Neymar in action for Barcelona in 2017

"The player is happy to reduce his wages from 38 million euros net to 23 million euros net," he said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

"It is an interesting situation at Barcelona. They feel they have to try really hard to get him back.

"Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez want him back but also the president Josep Maria Bartomeu has two more years in his mandate and he wants to leave a big legacy.

"Can you imagine all those players that have been mentioned and Neymar as well?"

Fair play to Neymar. The vast majority of players wouldn't consider taking a pay cut, yet Neymar is willing to part with a massive €15 million-per-year.

Neymar is desperate to leave PSG

But it also shows just how desperate Neymar is to leave PSG.

PSG sporting director Leonardo provided an update about Neymar's future on Thursday.

"There are discussions for his future as you know it today but nothing advanced," he said, per Goal.

"Neymar made mistakes. You know, I didn't know him. As the days go by, I get to know him. And I honestly think he's a good boy with a very good background. And on the pitch, he's an amazing player."

Ernesto Valverde was also asked about Neymar on Thursday but was reluctant to comment on a potential offer.

PSG supporters want Neymar out

"I'm outside all these matters and focusing on coaching the team, I have enough to think about ahead of the game without thinking about players from other teams," Valverde said, per Goal.

"We need to respect players that play for other clubs, he belongs to Paris Saint-Germain right now so no, I have nothing to comment on right now.

"I have a squad to consider and I think about them for tomorrow, what happens after that is a problem for the future.

"I'm very happy with the squad and I have no reason to talk about players in other teams.

"I'm the coach, my job is to adapt to the players I've got. At a club like this there are always mixed opinions."

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