Ligue 1

Neymar included in PSG squad for 2019 China tour

The Brazilian player has been included in the 33 man squad that Thomas Tuchel will take to China ahead of games in Macau, Suzhou and Shenzhen.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar attends a training session at Universiade Stadium in Shenzhen on August 3, 2018 on the eve of the French Trophy of Champions football match between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain. / AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine POUJOULAT

With doubts still lingering as to where Brazilian striker will play his football next season, the player is still involved in pre-season activity with the Ligue 1 side. As was anticipated, Neymar has been included in the 33 man PSG squad named by coach Tuchel ahead of PSG's China Tour 2019. The French side will face Serie A’s Inter Milan in Macau on Saturday 27 July and Australian Sydney FC in Suzhou on Tuesday 30 July. Their final game in Asia will be the Trophée des Champions (French Super Cup) against Stade Rennais in Shenzhen on Saturday 3 August. 

With speculation linking the player to a Barcelona return starting to abate, it now seems that the Brazilian will wear the red, white and blue shirt next season in Ligue 1.

Sin tituloBrazilian football star Neymar holds a trophy during a five-a-side football tournament for his charity Neymar Junior Project Institute, in Praia Grande, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP)

PSG also issued a communique stating the Brazilian's injury is progressing favourably ahead of the squad flying to China. The French side are still without a series of players who were involved in 2019 summer competitions and July 31 is the date earmarked for as return for the likes of Di María, Marquinhos, Paredes, Cavani, Thiago Silva (Copa América) along with Camerron's Choupo-Moting (CAN 2019).