Neymar Junior, the star of Paris Saint-Germain, chose not to go to Strasbourg where a single Lionel Messi goal ensured a 1-1 tie for Parisians, and confirmed their second consecutive Ligue 1 title. The Brazilian attended Monaco’s Formula 1 race and was photographed with Hollywood stars.
After he twisted his ankle in March, the Brazilian forward has been out of action with an injury. The French media claimed that despite Christophe Galtier’s explanation to reporters, the Brazilian forward was not playing because of mobility problems.
Neymar’s absence at the PSG title celebrations was reportedly viewed as an “act of provocation”, given that his departure this summer is becoming more likely. The Brazilian was the target of harsh criticism during this campaign. Some supporters went so far as to verbally insult him outside his home in France.
Fans react to Neymar’s substitution of PSG’s celebrations after the title was won
There are also increasing reports that Neymar may be leaving the club. Rumors suggest he could join the Premier League. Reports claim that Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester United could be possible destinations. Pep Guardiola, the coach of Man City, has already spoken to Neymar.
French media continue to say that this is not a concrete decision for the forward. His injury-proneness, at the age of 31, has raised doubts about his suitability for the Premier League. Reports conclude that an exciting transfer to City would be highly unlikely. However, a move from PSG is not ruled out.