PSG Reportedly Furious With Neymar After Star Snubbed Ligue 1 Title Celebration

PSG Reportedly Furious With Neymar After Star Snubbed Ligue 1 Title Celebration

Ero Samson
May 30, 2023 at 8:25 AM
  • Paris Saint-Germain are said to be disappointed by Neymar missing their Ligue 1 celebration
  • The Brazilian superstar chose instead to attend the Monaco Grand Prix over that weekend
  • Neymar was spotted in the principality along with Tom Holland and other major celebrities

Paris Saint-Germain star, Neymar elected not to travel to Strasbourg, where a solitary Lionel Messi goal secured a 1-1 draw for the Parisians and confirmed their second successive Ligue 1 title.

The Brazilian instead attended the showcase Formula 1 event in Monaco and was pictured alongside Hollywood superstars like Tom Holland, Orlando Bloom, and Michael Douglas.

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Neymar attended the Monaco Grand Prix. Image: Arnold Jerocki.
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The Brazilian forward, who has been one of PSG’s key players this season with 13 goals and 11 assists, has been sidelined with an injury after twisting his ankle in March.

However, despite Christophe Galtier telling reporters the forward's absence was due to mobility issues, French outlet, L'Equipe have claimed his decision has not gone down well with the club.

Neymar's absence from their title celebrations has reportedly been seen as an 'act of provocation' by the PSG hierarchy, as his exit this summer appears increasingly likely.

The Brazilian has come in for staunch criticism this campaign, with more vocal supporters going as far as to verbally abuse the player outside his own home in France.

Neymar's absences fuel transfer rumours

Yet another absence from team activity has led to increasing reports of a potential move away from the club, with rumours indicating Neymar could join the Premier League.

According to a report by 90min, Chelsea, Newcastle, and Manchester United are touted as possible destinations, while Man City coach, Pep Guardiola has reportedly already been in contact with the Brazilian.

The 31-year-old forward wasn't the only high-profile PSG player to miss out on their Ligue 1 triumph this weekend, with Messi attending a Coldplay concert in Barcelona just a day after starring in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

Both players' futures in the French capital look uncertain, as they promise to become two transfer sagas that could dominate this summer's window.

Neymar discusses attending Formula 1

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Neymar attended the Monaco GP on Sunday a day after his club claimed Ligue 1.

The Brazilian was pictured meeting Spider-Man star, Tom Holland at the venue while PSG celebrated its title win.

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