“Barcelona is reportedly ready to use Phillipe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele to tempt PSG to sell Neymar, but a big obstacle is the fact that both clubs didn’t really com up loving each other after the Brazilian went from Catalonia to France two years ago”

So where will Neymar play next season?

The answer is: nobody knows, and in the next week few weeks speculation about the Brazilian’s future will only increase.

One thing is certain: Paris St Germain holds the upper hand in any scenario. The French club does not need to sell the player the signed for a world-record €220 million in 2017.

However, it doesn’t mean it won’t. Especially when a grand gesture in times of increased financial fair play scrutiny could mean a lot.

Since arriving in Paris Neymar scored 51 goals in 58 games and the numbers could have been even bigger had he not missed significant chunks of both his two seasons at the Parc des Princes due to injury.

PSG also won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles.

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But failure to get anywhere near the UEFA Champions League title so much craved by PSG’s Qatari owners has thrown has rocked the club and defeat to a minnow side in the French Cup final didn’t really help.

Neymar once again stood out for the wrong reasons: as well as publicly criticising team mates, including wunderkind Kylian Mbappé, he got involved in an altercation with a PSG supporter.

Despite publicly saying he is happy in Paris, sources close to the player say otherwise. The rumours linking the Brazilian striker to a return to Spain are not far-fetched, despite how complicated a move seems now.

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Both Real Madrid and Barcelona would need a considerable game of wheeling and dealing to land the Brazilian star. And let’s not forget that Los Merengues seem to have Eden Hazard higher in their list of priorities.

Barcelona is reportedly ready to use Phillipe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele to tempt PSG to sell Neymar, but a big obstacle is the fact that both clubs didn’t really com up loving each other after the Brazilian went from Catalonia to France two years ago.

Whatever happens, the only promise is that the drama and intrigue in this saga are nowhere near a end.

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