The opening day is less than a week away, but the situation at Paris Saint-Germain is not serious.
While Kylian Mbappe, the symbol of the team, was excluded from the team’s power due to renewal issues, it is known that another key striker, Neymar, expressed his desire to leave PSG. On the 8th (Korean time), French L’Equipe said, ‘Neymar wants to leave PSG. Neymar said on Sunday that he had told the PSG management that he wanted to leave Paris this summer.
Neymar wants to go to Barcelona, his home team. Sky Sports’ Kabe Solhekol said: ‘Neymar wants to leave PSG this summer. Neymar currently has three years left on his contract. Neymar said, ‘He wants to go back to Barcelona. Neymar’s comeback is tied to Ousmane Dembele. PSG want to sign Dembele as their new striker. It’s a pretty close situation. PSG plans to pay for Dembele’s buyout. Sport: ‘Barcelona are trying to fill the void left by Dembele with Neymar. There are also rentals. Neymar wants to return to Barcelona, but manager Xabi Hernandez is lukewarm. He said that if Dembele leaves, Xavi’s thoughts may also change.
Even if it was initially, Neymar declared that he would stay at PSG. On the 20th of last month, Neymar said in an interview, “I will stay at Paris Saint-Germain regardless of the love of the fans.” Neymar has been criticized by fans for his frequent injuries. He has received love calls from Chelsea, Manchester United and Saudi Arabia this summer. Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, has fallen into love-hate despite his devilish talent.
Neymar said: “I want to play for PSG this season. I signed a contract with PSG. Until now, no one has said anything to me. Even if there is not much affection between the fans and the players, I am calm. I do not care about love. “I will stay at PSG,” he said.
Neymar suffered an ankle injury in February and eventually underwent surgery. “The process was very painful and difficult, but I’m trying to come back well. Obviously winning is part of the goal, but I want to play well again. That’s the first goal,” said Neymar.
But the tide has changed. Sol Hecol said: ‘Neymar believes that PSG have been excluded from manager Luis Enrique’s idea in the process of building a new team. PSG are also open to selling Neymar to build a team with younger players. PSG wants to create a younger team, mainly composed of French players,’ he said. After being acquired by Qatari capital, PSG attracted attention by recruiting world-class superstars such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham, Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Sergio Ramos. Similar to Real Madrid’s Galactico policy. But now, we are trying to become a long-term team centering on young players.
Sol Hekol said: ‘PSG wants to end the Galactico culture. PSG’s future will not be centered on players like Mbappe or Neymar, but rather players like Dembele and Gonzalo Hamus. PSG want players who are dedicated to the team. Neymar is the past, not the future.”
If Neymar leaves as reported, Lee Kang-in and the bromance are also expected to disband. Neymar gave Lee Kang-in a new nickname, ‘Kang Yi-new’. On the 4th, Lee Kang-in left a message of thanks to Korean fans on his SNS. Lee Kang-in visited Korea with the Paris Saint-Germain team and had a friendly match against Jeonbuk Hyundai in Busan on the 3rd. It was a game played at a bad time and in hot weather, but a huge crowd gathered to see Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in returned from a hamstring injury that day and played the second half of the game, giving Korean fans a great gift. Lee Kang-in said on SNS, ‘I think I was able to play this game because there are fans who send me great love and support even in this hot weather. Thank you for supporting our team at the airport, at the hotel, at the open training and at the stadium. I will do my best to show you a good look this season! Everyone, take care of your health in the scorching heat!’
There were some notable comments on this post. It was Neymar. Neymar added an emoji (a picture expressing emotion) with both eyes turned into hearts along with the words ‘Kanguinho’. In Brazil, “inho” means small. Ronaldinho was originally Ronaldo’s real name, but he worked as Ronaldinho, which means little Ronaldo. The fact that Neymar added ‘Inu’ to Lee Kang-in and called him ‘Kang Inyu’ is a sign of closeness.
Lee Kang-in wore the PSG uniform on the 9th of last month. PSG said on the club’s official website on the 9th, “We are pleased to announce that we have signed a contract with Lee Kang-in until 2028. Lee Kang-in became the club’s first Korean player.” Lee Kang-in wears number 19 at PSG. The transfer fee and annual salary have not been disclosed, but if you look at the reports so far, 22 million euros is likely. It is also known that his annual salary has also increased eightfold from the previous 500,000 euros (about 700 million won) to 4 million euros (about 5.7 billion won). Lee Kang-in became the 13th Korean player to step on the French stage following Seo Jeong-won, Lee Sang-yoon, Ahn Jung-hwan, Park Ju-young, Nam Tae-hee, Jeong Jo-guk, Kwon Chang-hoon, Hwang Eui-jo, and Yoon Il-rok.
Lee Kang-in said, “I am very happy to join PSG. Paris Saint-Germain is one of the biggest clubs in the world. It is a team with the best players in the world. I want to start a new adventure with PSG quickly. A day to meet the fans and have fun. I look forward to this,” he said.
Lee Kang-in also introduced himself to the fans. He said, “I am a midfielder who can play on both the right and left sides. I am capable of various positions. I am a player who can handle the ball comfortably. I have a great desire to win. I want to help the team and help the team win.” I want to contribute,” he said. Lee Kang-in continued, “I have known PSG since I was young. PSG is one of the best teams in the world. I have watched the French league for a long time. There are many talented players. My goal is always to help the team. I want to help them win and win as many championships as possible.”
Lee Kang-in, who joined the team immediately, melted quickly. Lee Kang-in, who speaks Spanish perfectly, quickly became friends with players who spoke Spanish and Portuguese. He easily became friends with Carlos Soler, whom he had been with in Valencia, Manuel Ugarte from Uruguay, Juan Bernat from Spain, and Keylor Navas from Costa Rica.
Neymar is especially friendly. He has a fate-like relationship with Neymar, whom he met from his first training. ‘PSG Talk’, which deals with PSG-related news, said, ‘Neymar is training for PSG. Neymar can form a new bromance with newly recruited midfielder Lee Kang-in,’ it was reported. ‘Neymar has been training to maintain his perfect fitness since a season-out ankle injury last February. Seeing Neymar training with his teammates is a welcome sign for the new season,” he said. “It is the warm moments between Neymar and Lee Kang-in that have caught the attention of many people. The two started to know each other as teammates.” In the video, Lee Kang-in and Neymar are smiling and hugging each other for a while, showing a close look.
Through the Japanese tour, the two became closer. The two players, who could not compete due to injuries, spent time together on and off the field and became ‘best friends’. VIPSG, which mainly delivers news of PSG, did not miss this scene. The media reported that ‘Neymar had the opportunity to cook for his teammates. Drinking was served during the meal. Lee Kang-in pretended to be drinking. he didn’t drink He said he was a ‘disciplined Korean’. The two sat side by side on the bench and watched the match against Inter Milan on the 1st. Lee Kang-in and Neymar’s ‘bench talk’ received great attention.
Even after entering Korea, the best friend mode of the two shined. Lee Kang-in kicked Neymar’s butt and Neymar grabbed Lee Kang-in’s hair. In the Coupang Play Series open training held at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the afternoon of the 3rd, the two stuck together. I don’t know how they became friends, but it was clear that they became friends. Neymar checked Lee Kang-in’s location as he warmed up and quietly approached him. He patted the arm far from him and pretended not to ‘run away’. Lee Kang-in looked around to find the ‘culprit’.
After a while, Neymar approached Lee Kang-in again and this time grabbed Lee Kang-in’s wrist and raised it above his head. It was a gesture to greet the fans who chanted “Lee Kang-in, Lee Kang-in” properly. The crowd cheered loudly at Neymar’s performance. On the way to rondo training after finishing running training, Neymar gestured toward Lee Kang-in and conveyed his intention to ‘let’s do it together’. Midfielder Marco Verratti, who was next to him, also helped. When Lee Kang-in walked toward the second group of three groups, he once again signaled ‘come this way’ with his fingers.스포츠토토
Neymar posted a video on his SNS, and when Lee Kang-in said that Neymar was tapping his leg and taking a picture with a camera, he replied with a ‘V’. Louis, who was next to him, also joined in the heartwarming scene by saying ‘V’. ‘Tribuna’ described this scene as “Neymar playing pranks on Lee Kang-in that children do at school.” When asked why he became close with Neymar, Lee Kang-in smiled and said, “I don’t know why it happened.”
PSG finished their pre-season in Japan and Korea. PSG, who bowed their heads after a draw with Al Nasr and consecutive losses to Cerezo Osaka and Inter Milan, changed the atmosphere with a complete victory over Jeonbuk. In particular, Neymar’s performance in the Jeonbuk match, and the fact that the team atmosphere has changed due to Neymar’s performance, means that Neymar’s role in PSG is that large. Will PSG release Neymar as requested by Neymar? The opening of League 1 is on the 13th, and now there is less than a week left. PSG’s summer is not windy.