Neymar’s action has lost its magic — MY ONLINE NEWS
Neymar’s action has lost its magic — MY ONLINE NEWS

Neymar’s action has lost its magic — MY ONLINE NEWS

Neymar has lost his magic touch after spending five seasons with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), according to former team-mate Thomas Meunier.

The Brazil international remains the world’s most expensive player after being bought for €222 million (RM1 billion) from Barcelona in August 2017.

The 30-year-old has made 144 appearances for the club in the French capital, which has seen him win 11 trophies, but is yet to realize his Champions League (UCL) dream with the Ligue 1 giants.

Neymar signed a new four-year contract last year, but many would have preferred to see the former Barcelona star removed from the Parc des Princes following the arrival of new coach Christophe Galtier.

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And former PSG defender Meunier, who spent four years at PSG before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, believes Neymar’s career has stalled.

“I have to admit that I was a big fan of Neymar when he was still playing at Barcelona. However, from my point of view, he lost his magic in Paris,” Meunier told Kicker.

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“Now it’s up to him to stand up. If I was 10 years old, I would definitely hang his poster in my room.”

Neymar has contributed 100 goals for PSG, 71 fewer than Mbappé in the same period.

The Santos youth product scored 19 league goals in his debut campaign with the Parisians but has since failed to manage more than 15 goals in the past four seasons, including 13 in the 2021-22 campaign.

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The Belgium international himself had a difficult time at PSG and explained that he was influenced by factors on and off the pitch.

“In Paris, I was sacked by the sporting director at the time (Leonardo) because I refused to renew my contract,” he said.

“Personally, it is not easy to leave Paris. My wife, my children and I, we all love this city. It’s hard to give up. But over time we managed to adapt as a family”.