Cantona slams Neymar: Why swap Barcelona for PSG?

Posted Noviembre 18, 2017

I speak to Neymar, and it's that which is more important than rumours.

There was little to note on the pitch as the Three Lions and the Fifa ranked second best team in the world took to the green of Wembley Stadium, however ahead of the contest a tunnel conversation between Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar certainly caught the attention. All that goes on outside is not the most important. "The club and the president want him to stay and he's going to stay here".

It is this additional scrutiny that his behaviour has fallen foul of.

"I want to ask you to stop creating stories which are not true", he said.

Neymar had stunned the Barcelona during the summer when he decided to switch to the PSG for a whopping amount of 222 million Euros.

But the opposite has happened.

Many were surprised by the Brazilian's wish to join Les Parisiens in August, and Cantona appears to share similar thoughts.

'Does [Javier] Pastore still play PSG?

Things haven't been smooth sailing at the new club either. It's a far cry from when he would often retreat quietly into his shell when Ibrahimovic was strutting around.

And yet he has discovered that simply producing the goods on the field is not enough when you are the world's most expensive player. And this genuinely seems to vex Neymar. I want to succeed at Barça.

The overall plan remains having Neymar as the epicentre of an all-conquering side where Edinson Cavani is the goalscorer and Kylian Mbappe is the hot young talent. Ibrahimovic hit 50 in his final season.

Whilst that doesn't matter so much in France, given how easily league leader PSG wins games, it could matter further down the line in the Champions League.

A source is also quoted saying: "He is not happy with the methods of Unai Emery, nor does he feel so comfortable in the dressing room".