Tebas fires warning to PSG ace Neymar
La Liga president Javier Tebas has claimed Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar could be forced to retire in France unless he drops his wage demands.
The Brazil international has been in the headlines all summer after refusing to return to training in Paris.
Neymar had been hoping to return former club Barcelona, but the Ligue 1 champions failed to agree a deal before Monday’s European transfer deadline.
The 27-year-old is now fit after a foot injury suffered at the end of last season, but he has yet to play for Thomas Tuchel’s men this term.
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PSG have made a solid start to the campaign, and they also signed Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi on a season-long loan to further bolster their ranks.
Tuchel now has Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Neymar, Icardi and Jean-Eric Choupo-Moting to choose from but may overlook Neymar following his previous behaviour.
Tebas has now claimed that if Neymar wants out then he may have to retire in Paris.
“It is always important to have good assets to increase [La Liga’s] value, but he is not essential,” Tebas told reporters at the Soccerex Europe congress in Lisbon.
“The problem of not coming back now [to Barcelona] has to do with his own departure to PSG. When you do it out of the market, it is impossible to sell again at this price. In view of the market, Neymar will retire at PSG unless he lowers his salary and also his PSG claims.”
While Neymar has not featured for PSG, he has travelled back to his native Brazil for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Peru.
He will be hoping to make a big impact before returning to Paris