Champions League Success Could Convince Neymar to Remain at PSG Despite Barcelona Interest

Neymar is likely to remain at Paris Saint-Germain if they have a successful season and progress into the latter stages of the Champions League, according to an unnamed relative of the forward.

The Brazilian’s future at PSG has been a subject of speculation for a number of seasons with last summer being dominated by reports linking him with a return to ?Barcelona.

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Rumours over his future have refused to die down and more recently Neymar has been tenuously touted for a move to the Premier League, with ?Liverpool, ?Chelsea and ?Manchester City among the clubs said to be ?’sounding out’ a possible transfer. 

Since arriving at the club for a world record fee of €222m in 2017, the Brazilian has endured a challenging career in France. The 27-year-old has suffered a number of performance-hampering injuries and questions of his commitment to the side resulted in supporters aiming  ?derisory chants at the player during a game against Strasbourg earlier this campaign. 

Despite this, one of Neymar’s relatives – who requested to remain anonymous – has revealed that they are confident that the forward will remain at the club if PSG enjoy a successful end to the season. 

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One of the many reasons for his desire to leave, is that he needs to feel that he can gain great things. However, after the defeat against ?Manchester United, he felt that his chances of winning the Champions League with PSG were close to zero,the source stated in an interview with L’Equipe (via ?CulturePSG)

“Today, Neymar has the feeling that this team can change that. He has developed a great bond with Mbappé and he is fully involved. Together, they know they can destroy any opponent. If they have a great season, if they go far in the Champions League, there is a good chance that he wants to stay.”

If PSG are to experience continental success this season they will have to defeat Borussia Dortmund in the UCL round of 16, in a game that sees current Parisians’ boss Thomas Tuchel return to his former club.

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