Even though he was heartbroken over the loss of the Champions League title to Bayern, Neymar is living his best moments in PSG. The three years he has spent there were turbulent due to injuries, but according to him, PSG is the club where he learned the most.
Neymar says the club became his family, and that their main goal was to leave a mark on this year’s Champions League, given that the club has never been closer to winning. While the trophy slipped through their fingers, their performance has been nothing short of impressive.
His transfer from FC Barcelona to PSG is the most expensive transfer in history — worth $263 million, and during his three years in PSG, he has proved the world the transfer was the right decision. And now, PSG’s primary focus is to extend his contract in the next couple of months.
To further prove Neymar’s worth, a Brazilian football legend Taffarel said Neymar was a superstar and that it was only a matter of time before he won the Best FIFA Men’s Player award. Even though he is still in Messi’s and Ronaldo’s shadow, Neymar is always among top contenders. If PSG had won this year’s Champions League, he definitely would have come out of hiding and dominated the football industry.
Taffarel, who helped Brazil win the 1994 World Cup, believes Neymar is the player who can take Brazil’s game to the next level and boost their chances of winning one more World Cup title.
Neymar’s Transfer History
Neymar began his football career in 1999 when he started playing for the Portuguesa Santista He stayed there until 2003 when he moved to Santos FC and started playing in the junior league. His first senior club was Santos FC where he was playing from 2009 to 2013. During his time in Santos, he made 177 appearances and scored 107 goals. In 2012, he won the South American Footballer of the Year award.
In 2013, he started playing for FC Barcelona, which was a big step forward in his professional football career. After a controversial start, Neymar slowly began to adapt his play in Spain — he first played as a substitute. After scoring some fantastic goals, he quickly became Barcelona’s most prominent player.
In 2017, he had become one of the world’s best soccer players, and he caught the attention of PSG. The French club paid $263 million (€222 million), which was equal to the contract release from Barcelona. After a lot of tension and lawsuits, Neymar finally began playing for PSG where he has reached his full potential.
Upcoming PSG Fixtures
After their fantastic performance in the Champions League, PSG is set to play in Ligue 1 to try and win another title and catch up with AS Saint-Étienne, a club that has ten Ligue 1 championship titles.
They will play their first League match on September 10. They will go head-to-head with RC Lens. Since they are still in good form, we will see some exciting matches played and goals scored. If you’re a Neymar or generally a PSG fan, you want to find the best soccer odds when betting on your favourite team. This sports betting platform follows the best soccer matches and provides punters with fantastic odds.