Neymar Absent From Paris Saint-Germain's Pre-Season Activities

Monday, July 8, 2019 5:40 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 8, 2019 5:40 PM UTC

Brazilian star forward Neymar was due to return to pre-season activities with Paris Saint-Germain's senior squad today but he was not in attendance.

<div><p>Paris Saint-Germain released the following statement:</p><p><em>"On Monday 8 July Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was due to return to pre-season activities with the Paris Saint-Germain senior squad.</em></p><p><em>Paris Saint-Germain notes that Neymar Jr was not in attendance at the agreed time and place. This was without the club's prior authorization.</em></p><p><em>The club regrets this situation and will therefore take appropriate action."</em></p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Club statement - Neymar Jr ๐Ÿ“&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;๐Ÿ‘‰ &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;โ€” Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;July 8, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>Neymar's future in France remains up in the air, especially after today's development and he's been linked with a move back to former club FC Barcelona for some time.</p><p>Signing Neymar would be very difficult for any team, with Paris Saint-Germain unwilling to let him go but according to FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Brazilian is interested in coming back.</p><p>Bartomeu's words were confirmed by La Gazzetta dello Sport, who reported that Neymar has contacted his former club to ask them to speed up negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain.</p><p>Neymar's lawyer, who was the one to deposit his release clause when he moved over to France two years ago, is spending his summer in Barcelona, which has only served to fuel speculation of a move back to Barรงa.</p><p><u><strong>Odds to Win La Liga<br />(Courtesy of <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Dimes</a>)</strong></u></p><p>FC Barcelona -150</p><p>Real Madrid +140</p><p>Atletico Madrid +1800</p><p>Valencia +10000</p><p>Sevilla +17500</p><p>Getafe +50000</p><p>Athletic Bilbao +50000</p><p>Real Sociedad +50000</p><p>Betis +50000</p><p>Villarreal +50000</p><p>Celta Vigo +100000</p><p>Espanyol +100000</p><p>Eibar +150000</p><p>Alaves +200000</p><p>Leganes +250000</p><p>Levante +250000</p><p>Valladolid +250000</p><p>Osasuna +250000</p><p>Granada +300000</p><p>Mallorca +350000</p></div>
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