PSG president, Nasser Al Khelaifi, has made a promise to superstar player Neymar Jr that if the Paris club wins the Champions League this year he can negotiate an exit and join another team. This is according to Brazilian website, Goal.com.
Champions League for Neymar exit
As per the report, Neymar has already made it clear to his inner circle that his dream is to play for Real Madrid in the near future, with the player not finding complete satisfaction after his mega-money move to France. Al Khelaifi made the promise to the former Barcelona player with the aim of keeping the player happy avoiding his discontentment spreading negativity through the rest of the dressing room. The team are currently sitting top of Ligue 1 - eight points ahead of second-placed Lyon - and face a troubled Real Madrid in the Last 16 of the Champions League.
The difficulties being seen at the Spanish club have increased the rumours surrounding the need for a new 'Galactico' to come in, while others need to leave. Floundering 19 points off bitter rivals Barça in LaLiga, their top four position being talked about as 'at risk' (unthinkable just a few months ago as they lifted a second consecutive European crown), and after an embarrassing defeat in the Copa to lowly Leganés, has led to the manager's position being questioned too. Neymar is seen by some at the club as the stand-out player who can change their fortunes heading up a revitalised squad.
Goal.com report that Neymar has always wanted to play for Los Blancos and visited Madrid's training ground Valdebebas in 2006, when he was just 13 years old, as well as being on the point of signing for the Bernabéu club in 2013, despite eventually putting pen to paper at the Camp Nou.
Neymar PSG contract till 2022
Neymar's contract with PSG, which was signed last summer after the 220-million-euro release clause was triggered, runs until 2022. It does not include any release clause which, unlike the steps available to Al Khelaifi, means that any move away during its length will come down to negotiation. Ultimately the last word will sit with the PSG president.