LaLiga president predicts club Neymar will retire from

Written by on September 6, 2019

Neymar will retire at Paris Saint-Germain, unless his salary demands and asking price are lowered, according to LaLiga president Javier Tebas.

The Brazil forward was strongly linked with a move back to Spain, with the 27-year-old keen on a return to Barcelona.

The transfer did not materialise in the end and Neymar will have to stay in Paris until 2020 at least.

Tebas, however, feels he might stay with the Ligue 1 champions until the end of his career.

“It is always important to have good assets to increase [La Liga’s] value, but he is not essential,” Tebas said at the Soccerex Europe congress in Lisbon.

“If Neymar comes, good. If Neymar doesn’t come, I don’t see it as essential, because we continue to grow.

“The problem of not coming back now [to Barcelona] has to do with his own departure to PSG,” Tebas said. “It was an off-market transfer, it was only possible to happen with ‘traps’ to increase sponsorships.

“When you do it out of the market, it is impossible to sell again at this price. In view of the market, Neymar will retire at PSG unless he lowers his salary and also his PSG claims.”

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