PSG: MLS does not want Neymar

An assist, a goal, a saved penalty. For his return from injury after three months off, Neymar did not pretend against Real Madrid and Nantes. Still a little physically short, the Brazilian has nevertheless shown that he remains an essential pawn of the Parisian system with Kylian Mbappé and Messi.

At 30, Neymar has already hinted that he will not make old bones with the Brazilian selection, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar most certainly being his last. But what about in the club? Under contract until 2025 with PSG, the former Barça winger has very clear ideas on the subject, as he admitted to the podcast Fenomenos.

« I really want to play at Santos again. What I really miss is playing at home, my God, this stadium is wonderful. I also really want to play in the United States, at least for a season. It’s a short championship. You have three or four months of vacation. »

MLS no longer wants tourists

Two calls from the foot which did not go unanswered, especially on the side of the United States. Made aware of the media release of Neymar, Don Garber, the boss of the MLS, took a position on an arrival of the Parisian. Far from what one might imagine.

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« We don’t need to bring in a great player at the end of his career because he has decided he wants to take pre-retirement from MLS. If they don’t come here to play and contribute meaningfully to our teams and our league, respect the league and its fans, otherwise we don’t want them in MLS. »

« We want our story to be about young players coming here on their debut or at the height of their careers. »

The golden age of pre-retirement in MLS is therefore only a distant memory. The North American championship wants to review its course of action and is already striving to change it, notably with the arrival of Lorenzo Insigne next summer or Xherdan Shaqiri, on the relaunch after his failure at OL.

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