The Brazilian now requires ankle surgery which is going to keep him out for the rest of the campaign and this is a blow to PSG‘s hopes of winning the Champions League.
Since he arrived at Barcelona in 2013, the majority of his injuries have been to the ankle and it is clearly a problem area for the player.
It is estimated that, whilst at PSG, if you include the three to four months it will take to recover from this new injury, Neymar will have missed 731 days through injury. That is around two years of being unavailable for selection.
Is Neymar going to be transferred away from Paris?
Even before the injury, the rumors about a future for the Brazilian away from Paris were already beginning.
PSG was believed to be seriously considering the sale of Neymar due to the player’s performance after the World Cup in Qatar.
According to reports from Le Parisien, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG president, valued Neymar at 60 million euros and tried to negotiate his sale to Chelsea.
The problem of the negotiation lay in the high salary of the player and in the fact that he was not going to accept leaving.
Neymar plans to stay in Paris until 2027
Despite Neymar‘s name appearing prominently in some transfer rumours, the Brazilian does not have plans to leave PSG at least until June 30, 2027, when his contract with the club ends.
According to the French newspaper L’Equipe, the striker is very clear that he will fulfill his contract.
It remains to be seen exactly what happens, but it doesn’t help Neymar‘s case that the next time he’ll be available for selection will be during the summer transfer window.