Ligue 1

PSG placate Neymar with talk of Messi, Sergio Ramos bids

As well as an astronomical salary to renew, PSG promised Neymar an attempt to add some star signings this summer including Messi and Sergio Ramos.

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PSG placate Neymar with talk of Messi, Sergio Ramos bids

PSG finally managed to tie Neymar down to a new deal at the Parc des Princes at the weekend, the Brazilian forward signing on to remain at the Ligue 1 champions until 2025 as the Parisians continue their pursuit of European football’s holy grail under Mauricio Pochettino after falling short in the semi-finals against Manchester City this year.

According to Catalan daily Sport, despite persistent rumours of Neymar returning to Barcelona to be reunited with Leo Messi, the 29-year-old had recently given up on the idea and decided to commit to PSG, provided his conditions were met. The Brazilian had stated he was happy in Paris and as long as PSG were willing to meet his salary demands of €30m a year there was little doubt that he would remain in the French capital.

PSG aiming for the Champions League

PSG also made Neymar a promise if he put to pen to paper: that the club would seek to recruit some of the biggest names in football this summer as well as doing their best to retain the club’s best players, among them Kylian Mbappé, Ángel di María and Keylor Navas.

The names mentioned by both PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Leonardo were those of Messi and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, both of whom are as things stand available on the tantalizing prospect of a free transfer this summer. While a move for either would be a costly operation nonetheless, PSG are intent on hoovering up the best players available to launch a renewed assault on the Champions League next season by reinforcing Pochettino’s squad across several positions.