What next in Neymar’s football career after missing golden opportunity for future Champions League glory with Paris Saint -Germain
Before the the start of the the just ended 2020 season Champions league final , PSG star player Neymar jnr walks into Estadio da Luz wearing what appears to be a smile on his face and even stopping to dance for the cameras on his way towards the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room.
Filled with confidence at the start of the match. But distressed in the end as the disappointment of losing the champions legue final which was clearly not his first. He sat with sorrow on the bench as Bayern Munichplayers cheered upon their triumph in front of him.
For Neymar this was supposed to be his big night. His opportunity, three years on from his £198m move from Barcelona, to finally show his great worth. And lead PSG to Champions League glory for the first time in their history. which is precisely what he was brought there to do.
Winning the champions leugue for PSG would have silenced his many critics. Those who feel PSG overpaid for his signing.
Reaching the Champions League final is an achievement in itself, of course. Neymar was instrumental in the victories that took PSG past Borussia Dortmund, Atalanta and RB Leipzig on their way there. But history rarely remembers the runners-up and Neymar’s tears showed he knows it.
What happens nextfor Neymar is not entirely clear. Neymar has two years to run on his contract at the Parc des Princes. His agent, Wagner Ribeiro, recently stated that the Brazilian is content to stay at the club for the duration of that contract. But there is always an element of uncertainty around his future and the defeat in Lisbon is sure to prompt speculation.
Especially now that lots of clubs are sniffing around for him. Barcelona would love to have him back. Real Madrid would love a key player now to rebuild their form. And there comes the players own preferences.For now its not clear what Neymar’s immediate future entails.