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Neymar remains the most expensive player in history having joined French giants PSG for over €200 million, an insane amount of money in any era.
Availability compared to cost has become an issue for his club, Neymar never playing more than 22 league matches or 31 matches in all competitions, a poor record for a club playing around 50 games a season. On top of that, there have been on and off-field controversies.
And yet, he still remains one of the most naturally gifted footballers on the planet. The Brazilian was an enormous part of Barcelona’s triumphs post-Pep Guardiola and he has still scored 118 goals in 173 matches for PSG in all competitions, hardly a record to be sniffed at.
With his time in France heading to a close, we have reviewed the Neymar next club odds to bring you an in-depth look at who wants him, why they would want him and the chances of a club prizing one of the best in the business away from France.
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|Any Saudi Arabian Team||2/1|
Neymar the latest to join the Saudi Arabia experiment?
Are you over 30? Have you won pretty much everything there is to win? Would you like one last payday on a long-term contract near your favourite holiday destination? Saudi Arabia is the place for you. This is why they’re the clear favourites in the Neymar next club odds.
Outside of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Neymar would be the name Saudi Arabia would be most desperate to attract to their league. The former is already there and Neymar would provide exceptional competition for one of the greatest footballers to ever play the game. N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema and Ruben Neves are already there. A number of Chelsea players, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Busquets and Wilfried Zaha are in talks.
For Neymar, he has won everything in the game at club level. He is unlikely to reach the heights he reached once upon a time and there is no denying that money has been a huge factor in his career, especially with his father being his agent. Few clubs will be able to afford what Saudi Arabia are willing to pay the Brazilian and it’s why it’s the move that makes the most sense.
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More South American flair to rock up at Old Trafford?
Erik ten Hag enjoyed a remarkable debut campaign at Man United, taking the club back into the top four, winning a trophy, reaching an FA Cup final and most importantly, bringing a feel-good factor back to Old Trafford at a time when the owners were on the end of more protests. Man United currently sit second in the Neymar next club odds.
A big part of his success has come thanks to a number of South American players. Lisandro Martinez has excelled in defence, Antony and Alejandro Garnacho have provided flair out wide and Casemiro was one of the signings of the Premier League season.
They have perhaps lacked a cutting edge at times, particularly when Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes aren’t on their game. The other options offer less quality and availability, a problem that Ten Hag must resolve. Neymar would certainly offer quality in both creativity and pure numbers.
However, Neymar comes with a big fee and an even bigger ego. Ten Hag’s first season has been about unity and he may be keen to avoid the issues Solskjaer faced after signing Cristiano Ronaldo. Also, with Mason Mount in line to join and Marcus Rashford playing down the left, noses would be put out of joint to fit Neymar in.
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Could a sensational return to Barcelona be on the cards?
It’s been no secret that Barcelona tried to bring Lionel Messi back to the club this summer, the crown jewel of their long-term success. Neymar could be an alternative option to pursue. Though Barcelona are a long shot in Neymar next club odds they are an appealing option, as they are not one to shy away from the transfer market and have bought ageing superstars previously in Edgar Davids, Henrik Larsson and Lilian Thuram.
Barcelona legend Xavi has reignited the club as manager, leading the club to their first league title since 2019 and key to that has been an experienced spine supported by a younger, more exciting group of players within the confines of a system.
However, the club were hoping to persuade Messi and they would certainly make space in their XI for Neymar should he become available. The 31-year-old scored 105 goals in 186 appearances as part of the famed MSN front three and his experience and ability would be something for players such as Raphinha, Gavi and Pedri to look up to.
The main questions will be around whether Barcelona believe Neymar has the same fight to prove himself as he had as a younger player, whether they can actually afford to match the deals being provided by those in the Middle East and whether there is space in their starting XI for another 30+ year old superstar – with Robert Lewandowski winningf the Pichichi award in La Liga last season.