Chelsea are now the most likely spot for Neymar in what shapes up to be significant change at PSG.
Paris Saint Germain is actively looking to find a new home for the Brazilian star. With Kylian Mbappé staying on, and Luis Campos taking over the sporting director role at the club, there is change in progress.
If that sounds surprising, it probably should. Recently, Neymar turned down Newcastle United just to renew his contract at PSG. Moreover, Neymar said he wants to stay at PSG despite the uncertainty over his future. However, the previous sporting director, Leonardo, is Brazilian and gave Neymar some strength in positioning at the club. Luis Campos is closer with Kylian Mbappé, and Neymar does not have as much of a say.
Despite at times looking disheartened and disinterested in playing at the Parc des Princes, there is a clause in Neymar’s contract that could keep him around the club. According to French newspaper L’Equipe, Neymar’s over-$700-thousand per week contract renews automatically until 2027. That contract triggers on July 1. Therefore, we see some of the transfer speculation surrounding the star rising.
Neymar to Chelsea rumors
Enter Chelsea. After Romelu Lukaku failed to live up to his Inter Milan level of play at Stamford Bridge, the Belgian is set to return to Italy. Plus, creativity is something scarce from last season’s front three. Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are the only two options that truly look set in stone to be at Chelsea next season.
For reference, Christian Pulisic is a name swirling around the transfer rumor mill. Plus, young striker Armando Broja is on the eyes of clubs like Newcastle and West Ham, despite Chelsea turning away some approaches.
Neymar could fit at Chelsea out on the flank, with Timo Werner or Kai Havertz filling in up top. Undoubtedly, Neymar brings a level of flair to an otherwise practical Thomas Tuchel game plan.
According to SkyBet, Chelsea is the leading suitor to land the services of a disgruntled superstar. Barcelona, Newcastle and Real Madrid are also in the mix for Neymar’s services.
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