Neymar and Marco Verratti are among five big-name players who have been told they could leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer after new manager Luis Enrique doesn’t count on them.
The turbulent summer continues at PSG, with the latest bombshell to emerge from the club, where new coach Luis Enrique has told five players they are free to look for new clubs.
Neymar, Marco Verratti, Hugo Ekitike, Juan Bernat and Renato Sanches have all been reported to be redundant at the Parc des Princes.
According to French newspaper RMC Sport, there was a private meeting between Luis Enrique, sporting director Luis Campos and each individual player where they were informed of their departures from the club.
It remains to be seen how the reigning Ligue 1 champions will fare this season, following the departure of Lionel Messi and the ongoing saga surrounding the future of Kylian Mbappe.
Neymar has reportedly already told the club he wants to leave early, and it seems the feeling is mutual.
A group of 15 unwanted players – dubbed the ‘bomb squad’ including Mbappe – are already training away from PSG’s first team.
The Parisians begin their 2023-24 season with a home clash against Lorient at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.