Neymar ‘wants to finish his career at PSG’ despite fears he’s played his last game for the club after ankle surgery ended his season, with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe’s futures uncertain
- Neymar, 31, reportedly wants to finish his footballing career with PSG
- The Brazilian is under contract to 2027, and has pledged to remain in Paris
- But there are question marks over the futures of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe
Neymar wants to finish his career at PSG, according to a new report, despite the question marks over some of his colleagues after their early European exit.
The 31-year-old joined the Ligue 1 side in 2017, and has been an integral part of the Parisian team winning four league trophies in that spell.
However, it has not been a great month for the Brazilian. Last week, he was ruled out for the rest of the current campaign following necessary ankle surgery in Doha.
And PSG saw their hopes of claiming this year’s Champions League crown extinguished with a 3-0 aggregate defeat by Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Despite PSG’s well-documented on-and-off-the-field problems, and rumours of significant changes to the club as they desperately seek European glory, the Athletic report that Neymar is committed to continuing his spell in Paris.
The Brazilian Neymar has reportedly pledged to see out his football career as a PSG player
The 31-year-old’s season has been brought to a premature end following ankle surgery in Doha
The Brazilian moved from Barcelona to PSG nearly six years ago, in a world-record £200m deal, and his time with the club has helped them to increase their value to £2.7bn ($3.2bn).
There were fears that his injury might have signalled his last game for PSG, as he is not set to feature again this term, but he has reportedly suggested that he has no plans to leave the Parc des Princes.
He has pledged his future to the club, as they look to go one better in Europe after reaching the Champions League final of 2020, as well as maintaining their impressive domestic streak which has seen Neymar win 13 trophies in France.
Neymar’s current deal runs until 2027, when he will be 35, so it is not a pressing concern for the club. But it is helpful to know who PSG can rely on in the future, with question marks still hanging over some of their current stars.
Lionel Messi (left) and Kylian Mbappe (right) both have uncertain long-term futures at PSG
Lionel Messi is only signed up to the PSG project until the end of the current season, and Kylian Mbappe’s contract with the Ligue 1 giants expires next summer.
But PSG are also thought to be looking for new recruits to bolster their squad for next season, with Sportsmail previously reporting on a possible plan which would see them offer £175m to Manchester City to buy Erling Haaland.
Neymar has made 173 appearances in all competitions for PSG, scoring his 118th goal in the 4-3 win over Lille on February 19.
After Saturday’s 2-1 win at Brest, PSG sit 10 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with 66 points, with Marseille in second place and Lens in third.