It is 90% certain that Neymar may leave Barcelona this summer

Neymar is 90% certain to quit Barcelona before the new season, a source in Spain close to the player has told Sky Sports News.

The Brazilian has decided to leave the Camp Nou, after becoming increasingly frustrated at “playing second fiddle” to Lionel Messi.

“Only a miracle will keep him, he really has made up his mind to leave,” says the source.

“At the age of 25, he thinks it’s his time to win the Ballon d’Or. He believes he can be the best player in the world at another big club.”

It is understood Paris Saint-Germain remain the only club willing to meet the player’s €222m (£196m) release clause, with Chelsea and Manchester United unwilling to do so.

Neymar is also aware that a “growing number” of supporters do not want him to stay, with recent media polls in Globo Esporte and the Barcelona-based Sport newspaper, revealing that majority think he should leave.


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