Neymar ‘has changed his mind & now wants to leave PSG’

Neymar is reportedly keen to leave Paris Saint-Germain following a change of heart about his future in the French capital.

The Brazilian has helped Thomas Tuchel’s side continue their era of domestic dominance since joining for a world-record fee of £198million back in 2017.

But now reports in France claim the forward is looking for pastures new in the wake of a difficult spell for PSG.

Le10Sport say that the Brazilian had been committed to helping PSG reach the top table of European football, in part because he knew he would struggle to earn the same money elsewhere.

But it’s claimed PSG’s Champions League elimination at the hands of Manchester United – and their recent slump in form – have prompted him to a rethink.

It’s now reported that Neymar is keen to leave the French giants ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

Real Madrid are among the teams chasing Neymar, who is believed to be valued at £300m by the French club.

He has scored 50 goals in 57 appearances for PSG as part of a formidable strike force alongside Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. But his two-year spell in France has been fraught with controversy and friction.

Only this week the Brazilian was reportedly involved in a ‘heated dressing-room bust-up’ with team-mate Julian Draxler following PSG’s defeat by Montpellier.

And reports in Germany suggest PSG are already making plans to cope with Neymar’s potential departure.

Bild claim the Ligue 1 side are eyeing a huge summer move for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez if Neymar leaves the French capital to go the other way.

PSG threw away a 2-0 first-leg lead against United as they crashed out at the last-16 stage and, though Tuchel’s side landed the Ligue 1 title, they have won just once in their past six games.