Premier League legend says Neymar should leave PSG ‘out of respect’

Premier League legend says Neymar should leave PSG 'out of respect'

Former Premier League winger David Ginola has claimed Neymar should leave PSG if he doesn’t respect the club.

The Brazilian forward is at loggerheads with PSG chiefs after making it clear he wants to leave.

Fans of the French club protested against the wantaway star with X-rated banners at their opening Ligue 1 match, which Neymar sat out.

Now Ginola has suggested it may be best for all parties if the 27-year-old moves on.

When asked if Neymar should go, Ginola told France Info : “Yes indeed. I think that if the player disrespects the club and the values ​​of the club, the player must leave.”

Ginola says Neymar should leave PSG

Ginola played for the French side prior to his move to Newcastle back in 1995, where he became a household name.

He questioned Neymar’s belief in the PSG project after he failed to show the fans he was committed to the cause.

And the 52-year-old feels Neymar’s comments about Barcelona’s historic comeback win over PSG being his favourite ever match were like ‘stirring a knife in the wound’ for the clubs fans.

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He added: “Behind all these insults for the fans, it’s a lot of disappointment, because love and hate are very close.

“The fans do not want to have players who are here today, but play backwards and can be on the transfer list and go to another club.”

Barcelona have stepped up their pursuit to sign Neymar, as director of football Eric Abidal and board member Javier Bordas travelled to Paris for discussions on Tuesday.

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The Catalans are believed to be keen on arranging a player-plus-cash deal which would see outcast Philippe Coutinho move the other way.

PSG sporting director Leonardo previously stated Neymar could leave “if there is an offer that suits everyone”, but they will likely want to recoup the majority of the £198 million fee they paid for him two years ago.

However PSG chiefs have reportedly told Leonardo to come to an agreement as quickly as possible in order to resolve the situation and get Neymar out of the club.

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