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MOSCOW, 27 Jul – Brazilian footballer Neymar “lost his magic” after joining Paris Saint-Germain, his former Paris teammate Thomas Meunier told Kicker. Quoted by Sports Yahoo.
Former PSG defender Meunier, who played four years with the Parisians before leaving for Borussia Dortmund in 2020, believes Neymar’s career has stalled.
“I was a big fan of Neymar when he was still playing at Barcelona. If I was 10 years old, I would have his poster hanging in my room. However, in Paris, from my point of view, he lost his magic,” said the Belgian .
Earlier, RMC Sport reported that Neymar intends to leave the team after an interview with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who, in response to a question about the Brazilian’s future, said that he expects more dedication from all players than last season. Later, the new coach of the Parisians, Christophe Galtier, said he wanted to see Neymar in the squad. The Brazilian himself also expressed a desire to continue his career at Paris Saint-Germain.
Neymar is 30 years old. He has been playing for the French club since 2017. The Brazilian made 28 appearances in all competitions for PSG last season, scoring 13 goals and making 8 assists.