Not only because of Mbappé, the real reasons why Neymar left PSG for Arabia

Neymar was the most expensive signing in history when PSG signed him from FC Barcelona in 2017

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It seems that Neymar's real reason for leaving European soccer and leaving Paris Saint-Germain has been revealed, as an employee of the Parisian club gave an interview to French media outlet, L'Equipe, and in it he revealed that the Brazilian star initially got along very well with Kylian Mbappé, "but after working with him daily, he lost the respect he had for him. Conversely, both Neymar and Messi were upset that the club had given Kylian the full keys to the truck."

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However, the bad relationship with Mbappé was not the only factor that ended up causing Neymar's departure, as the same source points out that the relationship with the coach, Luis Enrique was not good either as the Brazilian had lost the excitement of playing in France and did not even make the attempt to speak the language although he did understand it. He even revealed that they had to convince the Spanish tactician to take Ney to the pre-season tour of Japan in order to sell him at a good price, which ended up being 90 million euros according to Transfermarkt.

Even so, the signing of Neymar was not as productive as they expected, because beyond the marketing generated by his arrival, they could not achieve the great sporting objective they had set themselves, which was to win the UEFA Champions League. In addition, it should be remembered that Neymar was the most expensive signing in history, since in 2017 PSG paid 222 million euros to FC Barcelona for him. However, the arrival of Mbappé at the club in 2018 ended up changing everything and now Neymar belongs to Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia, where he has barely been able to participate in 5 matches, as in October 2023 he tore the cruciate ligaments in his knee and will not return until the following season.

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Neymar would not be happy in Arabia either

Although it was just less than a year ago when Neymar joined Al-Hilal, it seems that he would not last long at the Saudi club. According to POSTA Deportes, the 32-year-old Brazilian is one of the great desires of San Diego FC, an expansion club that will debut in MLS in 2025, the same year in which the contract of Neymar, who currently earns an annual salary of $129 million, ends. He has also been linked with a possible return to soccer in his home country to play for Santos.

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