Following Paris Saint-Germain's elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid, rumours of Neymar's departure from the Parc des Princes have intensified with Spanish newspaper 'AS' reporting that the Parisian club have slapped a big-money valuation on the Brazilian to keep their competitors at bay.
According to the aforementioned source, PSG would be willing to let their most-expensive signing leave for €400 million, which would still see them make a substantial profit after buying the forward for €222 million in the summer from Barcelona.
It means that the Ligue 1 leaders could
use that money to invest in other areas , such as securing a top-name manager, as their quest for the illustrious Champions League trophy continues.
Although most clubs would be thrilled to have Neymar in their ranks, many would not be able to afford the high asking price... except Madrid , who have been linked with the Brazil international all season.
'Los Blancos' have allegedly already been sounding out a potential move following their impressive 5-2 aggregate victory over PSG, even meeting with Neymar's father in Paris a few days ago , and are determined to convince the 26-year-old to switch to the Bernabeu.
If Madrid can maintain their push in the European competition, eventually going on to win the title and secure three consecutive trophies, that would go a long way in persuading Neymar to return to Spain. Although this time in white ...