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July 16: Neymar makes it clear he wants out of PSG
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And there it is.
After a failure to report to training last week unspooled into more drama in recent days, Neymar has reportedly told Paris Saint-Germain he wants to leave.
He’s still firmly in his prime and more dangerous than pretty much any other player when healthy. But health has been an issue, and his individual brilliance hasn’t been enough to lift PSG past the Round of 16 in the Champions League, the competition it truly cares about.
Barcelona has been rumored to be the most likely destination, and Neymar’s return would reportedly coincide with Philippe Coutinho or others being offloaded to the French capital in exchange.
There hasn’t been any significant movement yet, however, beyond Neymar apparently asking to be moved. We’ll see where this goes next.