Angry Neymar Clashes With Barca Team-Mate In Training As PSG Transfer Talk Intensifies
Paris Saint-Germain target Neymar has been filmed on camera fighting with his Barcelona team-mate Nelson Semedo in a furious training ground bust-up as he continues to be linked with a world record move to the Ligue 1 club.
A video footage posted by Splash News clearly shows Neymar getting involved in a fight with his Portuguese colleague.
The heated bust-up between the pair took place at Barcelona’s training camp in Miami, with Neymar seen exchanging blows with new signing Semedo, who arrived from Benfica.
Javier Mascherano was quick to arrive on the scene before forcing the pair apart.
Semedo started walking away after Mascherano intervened, but Neymar was too angry to let the issue lie.
The Brazilian superstar started shouting over to Semedo, who joined Barcelona this summer for a transfer fee of £26.8 million and the rest of squad watched on.
In a whisker of an eyelid Neymar started rushing towards Semedo before being restrained by Sergio Busquets.
Neymar then tore off his training shirt before kicking a ball out of anger.
The heated bust-up has now added spark to speculation suggesting that the Brazilian superstar is set to leave Barcelona this summer, with Ligue 1 giants PSG ready to pay his mammoth release clause.
A clear footage of Neymar and Semedo clash in training. pic.twitter.com/aFT8vnEYg8
— Harsh Dave (@ArsenalPoper) July 28, 2017
Rumours about Neymar’s sensational move to PSG intensified when reports suggested that the Ligue 1 side are keen on matching his mammoth release clause, with Catalan sports outlet daily Sport claiming that the Brazilian player’s representatives believe that it is high time that their client move out of Lionel Messi’s shadow at Barcelona – and be the main man in some other club.
Paris Saint-Germain want to lure him away and are ready to match the Brazilian superstar’s €222 million (£196m) release clause.
But now it appears that the a £195million deal is imminent after fellow team-mate Umtiti revealed that Neymar has informed the squad that he willing to part ways with Barca to join PSG this summer.
According to French news outlet Le Parisien, the news has reached the Catalan club’s dressing room, with Neymar revealing that he wants to play under Unai Emery.
The world record move will see Neymar join his international team-mates Dani Alves and Thiago Silva at the Parc des Princes.
However, Barcelona have so far played down rumours, with the club president Josep Maria Bartomeu accentuating that they are not willing to part ways with their prized asset
He said: “Well, you know Neymar is one of our best players, and so we don’t want to lose that player.”
“We want him to continue, continue with us. He still has four years of his contract, so nothing else to say.”
“You know that players decide if they want to leave, they can decide.”
“But as far as Barcelona, we want him, and we need him. Because if we want to win, we need the best players possible.”
Neymar had displayed magical form to stop PSG from progressing in last season’s Champions League. He anchored the Barcelona attack in that fairy-tale 6-5 aggregate win as he scored a quick brace from an incredible free-kick, a penalty and later assisted in the 95th-minute winner- all within seven minutes and left the French side flabbergasted.
Many had thought that he finally stepped out of Messi’s shadow to become Barcelona’s most prized asset. But in reality he is still behind the Argentine legend.
Neymar was sent off after receiving a double warning in their 2-0 defeat to Malaga just after few weeks and he was handed a further game’s suspension when he mocked the fourth official while heading towards the tunnel. And as a result he missed the high-octane El Clasico clash two weeks later.
Barcelona outplayed Real Madrid without the services of Neymar and all thanks to a 92nd-minute winner from the ‘legend’, Lionel Messi.
It showed the world that Messi is still the undisputed king at the Camp Nou and how challenging it would be for Neymar to take his place.
Madrid paper AS claimed that Neymar’s father will jet out to Paris in order to hold talks over the sensational move with PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi this week.
However, Neymar has remained silent and has not yet revealed anything about his future.
A statement released by Chinese travel agency, Ctrip, on Friday has intensified rumours – revealing that the Brazilian superstar has cancelled a planned trip to Asia in order to deal with “transfer issues”.