Those in charge at Paris Saint-Germain are concerned about the situation of their star player Neymar. This is the story coming out from a French paper with ties to the club, Le Parisien.
PSG want to keep Neymar happy
According to the news outlet, the concern is not only with his current physical condition (he's suffering a strain to his right thigh) but also with the whistles that the Brazilian heard in the Parc des Princes against Dijon. Those whistles arose when the record-signing refused teammate Edinson Cavani the chance to make history by not letting him take a penalty kick, one that would have made the Uruguayan all-time top scorer for PSG.
The whistles have had a direct effect on Neymar and, according to Le Parisien, those upstairs are taking notice, worried that the player is not settling in to the club as they had hoped. From the very beginning, the club, who paid 222 million euros in the summer to take Neymar away from Barça, worked hard to facilitate a smooth transition to his new surroundings, both at the club and in the capital city. After overcoming the infamous 'penalty-gate' and calming the tensions, those in charge at PSG haven't enjoyed seeing the fans turn against him.
Importance of PSG fans for Neymar
The Brazilian has been strongly supported by coach, Unai Emery, and by former players like Emmanuel Petit. Emery spoke to the press on Tuesday:
"The whistles? They were in the context of that moment. The fans love all the players and they're smart. I'm sure that if he's on the pitch tomorrow, he'll have their support."
Petit made the position of the marquee player even clearer:
"Was it really worth turning on Neymar after the show he gave us? I don't think so. If he gets frozen out from the stands, the fans could be shooting themselves in the foot if the next day Neymar asks to leave. Then we'd all cry."
It is this exact point that has the senior hierarchy in Paris troubled, claim the reports.