Neymar hands a big stipulation to PSG for his contract renewal.
A star-studded team like Paris Saint-Germain was always going to have difficulties in renewing player contracts as all of them are on huge wages, and they will have specific conditions that the club needs to fulfill. This is exactly the case now as they are struggling to keep their two biggest assets, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Both of them are going to be free agents in 2022 and the club are trying to negotiate with both of them. Neymar has another twist to the turn by adding a certain condition which must be fulfilled if PSG wants him to stay at the club.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Brazilian superstar has made it clear that he will only continue in the Ligue 1 if the club is able to get Lionel Messi next season after he becomes a free agent. Neymar has shown no hesitation to let the public know about his wishes of playing with Messi again and recently in a post-match interview after defeating Manchester United, the Brazilian even said that he would let Messi take his position if it meant that they would be playing together again.
Lionel Messi will be a free agent at the end of this season and after his very public feud with Barcelona regarding his contract and the current state of the team, it will be a surprise if the Argentine decides to stay on after the season. Manchester City are the favorites for grabbing the player and even Messi himself seems eager to join his old manager Pep Guardiola. However, PSG, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Chelsea have all been linked with the magician and it will be quite interesting to see them battle it out for a single player.
PSG will have an advantage over the rest as Messi will not have to make a big lifestyle change from sunny Spain to the cosmopolitan fashion capital of the world and he will also get to play with Neymar again. Messi had requested several times to the Barcelona board to bring back Neymar and now it may be his final chance for a reunion with one of his best friends.
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