Neymar wants to stay at PSG despite rumors over his future

Neymarsays he would like to stay at French champions Paris SG despite rarely justifying his world record fee of 222 million euros ($236 million) and amid rumors the club would like him to leave.

The 30-year-old Brazilian signed an extension to his contract last year taking him up to 2025.

However, another disappointing season blighted by injury has placed question marks over his future at the Qatari-owned club.

French sports daily L'Equipe claimed in Wednesday's edition PSG "would not be opposed to Neymar leaving."

The former Barcelona star -- who scored his 100th goal for PSG since he arrived in 2017 in the 5-0 thrashing of Metz last Saturday -- said he had not heard the rumors about him possibly leaving the club. 

"I have heard no such things thus far but on my side the truth is I want to stay," he told the Oh My Goal website.

With PSG having persuaded star forward Kylian Mbappe to sign a new contract and snub Real Madrid, it is set to build a side around the French World Cup winner in the hope it finally delivers an elusive Champions League title.

The departure of Brazilian sporting director Leonardo and his probable replacement by Portuguese Luis Campos is also seen as possibly weakening Neymar's position at PSG.


@ Agence France-Presse

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