Neymar storms out of Barca training, speculation over PSG move grows
Barcelona: Brazilian striker Neymar stormed out of a Barcelona training session on Thursday as speculation mounted about a record-setting move to Paris St Germain.
A personal appearance in China next week was cancelled because he was said to be “busy with transfer business”.
Pictures of a Barcelona training session in Miami for Saturday’s game against arch-rivals Real Madrid in the International Champions Trophy showed Neymar having to be kept apart from teammate Nelson Semedo before removing his bib and stomping away from the session.
Suggestions that he might have weighty matters on his mind increased when Chinese travel agent Ctrip posted on its official Weibo account that it has had to cancel an event with Neymar because he is “busy with transfer business”.
Ctrip said the event was scheduled for Shanghai next Monday and that anyone who had bought tickets would be refunded.
PSG have reportedly held discussions with Barcelona about a transfer for the 25-year-old that would smash the record-setting £89 million Manchester United paid for French midfielder Paul Pogba last year.
Neymar’s buy-out clause was set at over €200 million but that does not appear to have deterred PSG, which has financial backers in Qatar and lost their French league title to AS Monaco last season. Reuters