Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 was expected to put him on the same level as the two best players in the world – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
At Barcelona, it was claimed the Brazilian felt as though he was in his teammate’s shadow and therefore, pushed for a move to France.
But his two seasons in Paris haven’t exactly gone to plan.
Neymar arrived for €222 million almost two years ago now, but he’s only played 58 games in that time.
His record in Ligue 1 is impressive, with 34 goals in 37 appearances, but he’s missed half of his club’s matches in the competition since arriving.
Domestically PSG may reign supreme, but in the Champions League they have struggled and Neymar has been unable to help them to European glory.
He’s never really settled in France either, with multiple reports suggesting that he could be in line for a sensational return to Barca in the near future.
That could be bad news for PSG, because not only will they lose the forward, but it’s likely that they would lose out on a serious amount of money too because his transfer value has significantly dropped.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 11, 2019
The Brazilian is now understood to be worth only between €120-€150 million at present, which is a massive €77m drop in terms of money since the start of the year. This can be attributed to a number of factors, with his on-field injuries limiting his gametime last season, with the star only being able to make 17 appearances in the league.
Infact, has played just 51.8 percent of matches since joining PSG, which is extremely low when you compare it to the involvement of Lionel Messi (87 percent) and Cristiano Ronaldo (77 percent), in the same time.
His recent controversy, where he has been accused of of rape by 26-year-old Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza has seen Mastercard drop him for their latest advertising campaign, with Nike and Red Bull likely to follow suit soon.