Neymar is one of the most promising Brazilian players in recent years. His full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, and he shot to stardom with a record-breaking transfer fee of €222 million, making him the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. The question on everyone’s lips is, which team will Neymar join next summer? Let’s look at what he has achieved so far, shall we?
Who is Neymar and what has he achieved?
Born on 5th February 1992 in São Paulo, Brazil, Neymar plays in a forward position with Paris Saint-Germain in France. He started his career with Santos, and his first professional game was on March 7, 2009, aged 17, and debuted for the Brazilian national team the year after. He helped Santos win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, along with the Copa do Brasil, and 2011 Copa Libertadores, which was Santos’ first Copa Libertadores victory since way back in 1963.
Neymar was nominated the South American Footballer of the Year twice, in 2011 and 2012, before he even moved to Barcelona. Joining Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez at Barcelona created a dream attaching trio, and he subsequently won the coveted treble of the Champions League, domestic league and Copa del Rey. In 2015, Neymar gained third place for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or for his stellar performances on the field. In season 2015–16, he won the domestic double before moving to Paris Saint-Germain for a record-breaking transfer fee of €222 million.
His impact was immediate, as PSG won the domestic treble and he was voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year. His performances for Brazil are equally impressive with a staggering 60 goals in 96 games for Brazil since his debut at age 18. He currently trails Pelé and Ronaldo as top scorer of all time for Brazil.
Neymar won the Golden Ball as player of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup with the national team; however, he was injured for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and suspended for the 2015 Copa América. Neymar captained Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where the team won its very first Olympic gold medal, and he featured prominently in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Why are we talking about Neymar’s transfer from PSG?
If Real Madrid is prepared to smash the world record transfer fee to pay over €300 million, that’s one valid reason. Although several clubs have been linked to Neymar, since Zinedine Zidane took over at Real Madrid, his priority is to recruit high-profile attacking reinforcements in summer.
Everyone is talking about Neymar. He’s a multi-talented player with a penchant for dazzling dribbling, his ball possession skills rivalling predecessor Ronaldinho. He also scores spectacular goals just for fun! Neymar is the third highest paid footballer trailing only Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he is regularly among the top five football players in the world scoring incredible goals.
Manchester City and Manchester United have also been linked with Neymar, and as things stand, his lips are sealed! Whichever club ends up buying Neymar, it will likely smash all previous transfer fees, and that is certainly a good reason why everyone is talking about this transfer.
What did the Brazilian himself say on this subject?
Neymar hasn’t confirmed or denied any transfer rumours; however, he has made a few cryptic remarks in recent months to fuel speculation. He commented that he welcomed interest from Real Madrid; however, he doesn’t want to be the only high-profile recruit. In an interview with Globo TV, he said he would feel happy there playing for one of the biggest clubs, but he was content playing for PSG in Paris.
Clubs which could buy Neymar next summer
Neymar is being followed by several leading clubs, not just Real Madrid. There are the two Manchesters, United and City, and Barcelona could come back in for him. He hasn’t closed the door to a transfer next summer, so speculation will continue till then. At 1xBet, you can bet on all football transfers in the coming summer transfer window. A lot can happen till then, and Neymar looks set to stun the world for the second time in his illustrious football career next summer. Check out the best odds for the coming transfer window with 1xBet.
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