Amid all the speculation surrounding his future, Neymar has given a clear answer regarding his commitment to PSG.
Neymar has described PSG as his “home” following his side’s 1-0 defeat on Tuesday against Bayern Munich. It was still enough for the French club to advance to the Champions League semi-finals.
Transfer talk surrounding the Brazilian has been in full swing of late, especially with his current contract set to expire in the summer of 2022. However, the ex-Barcelona man seems to be staying put in French capital.
Neymar is sounding very different from less than two years ago when Barcelona officials were confident they would be able to bring the Brazilian back to Camp Nou.
The Brazilian forward became the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Barcelona to PSG for 222 million euros (about $250 million) in 2017. His first two seasons with the French champions were disappointing, with the star out of key matches due to injuries.
Now at age 29, the Brazilian has boosted his profile in Paris after great performances that took PSG to the last final of the Champions League, which ended in a 1-0 defeat against Bayern in Lisbon.
Speaking after the game, Neymar cleared the air when asked about his future at the club.
He said to TNT Sports Brazil: “I don’t think this is even a topic anymore, I obviously feel very comfortable, at home at PSG,” Neymar told TNT Sports Brazil after the match at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. “I feel happier than before.”
Neymar also talked about his controversial end-of-match celebration in front of Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich.
“I wasn’t celebrating to provoke him. I celebrated with Leo Paredes, he was in front of me,” Neymar said. “It was fate that Kimmich was also there, he said his team is better and they would go through. As if he was secured in the semifinal.”