Neymar should either stay at Paris Saint-Germain or “go to a club like Newcastle” this summer as he has “two options”, according to a Brazilian journalist.
The Brazil international has contributed 13 goals and six assists in 22 Ligue 1 matches this season as Paris Saint-Germain won the title.
Since joining PSG in 2017, the 30-year-old has bagged 100 goals in 144 appearances in all competitions but doesn’t have a Champions League trophy to show for it.
Last week ESPN Brasil claimed that Newcastle is a ‘viable option’ for Neymar with the Geordies expected to be ‘aggressive’ in the summer transfer market.
And now Brazilian journalist Rodrigo Oliveira has told Calciomercato that he thinks Neymar has two options in the summer market and one could be to move to Newcastle.
Oliveira said: “There will be problems between him and PSG. The player is not playing as expected and in Qatar, France, they don’t appreciate his behaviour, but the player earns a lot. I’m sure Neymar wants to leave the Parisians, but I don’t know who can pay him.
“There are two options: Neymar stays at PSG and tries to show off; the other chance is to go to a club like Newcastle, able to afford the figures that gravitate around Neymar.”
Meanwhile, Tottenham star Son Heung-min – who shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Mo Salah this season – labelled Neymar as “the best player in the world” and revealed he wants to emulate him one day.
“Neymar is the best player in the world, and I think I am working hard to become the best player in the world,” Son said.
“So, rather than being an issue like that, Brazil has a lot of really good players and I think if our players do their best to show what we have to show in that game, then we can have a good result.
“Brazil has a lot of world-class players. Our players are very much looking forward to the match itself.
“And I think the most important thing is to play a good game by putting all our efforts into the match to show our best in front of a lot of fans.”