Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar Junior has reportedly told his representatives that he wants to leave this summer following the recent protests by the clubs’ supporters.
PSG have been marred by repeated protests by a group of supporters who are demanding reforms at the executive level.
Neymar has been caught up in these protests, which could impact where he plays football next season. The Brazilian had been linked with a move away from the French club but had always insisted he was keen on staying.
However, according to a report by Le Parisien via GOAL, a recent protest outside of Neymar’s home by PSG fans has led to a change of mind by the Brazil international.
As per the report, the 31-year-old wants out of the club and move to the Premier League, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle interested in him.
Neymar and his teammate Lionel Messi have been harshly criticised by PSG fans and pundits in French media severally this season.
Earlier this month, a group of the club’s ultras group voiced their anger at the former Barcelona duo outside of the club’s headquarters, telling Neymar to “get lost” and calling Messi a “son of a b*tch”.
What PSG wants to do
PSG have been open to selling Neymar for some time now, with the club’s advisor Luis Campos trying unsuccessfully to arrange his exit last year. However, Neymar’s wages are one of the key reasons his exit has been hampered, while his desire to remain in Paris also played a huge role.
But with his heart set on leaving, PSG could finally be able to sell him this summer.
The Brazilian’s injury issues have severely hindered his success in the French capital. His season was cut short in February when he underwent an operation on an ankle injury he sustained against Lille. As a result, he has been limited to just 29 appearances in all competitions this campaign.