PSG anger after Neymar fails to turn up for pre-season training

PSG have announced that Brazil forward Neymar did not report for pre-season training on Monday, and have said they will take appropriate action Neymar faces disciplinary action from Paris Saint-Germain after failing to attend Mondays opening day of pre-season training, in what may be a significant move in his desire to force a return to Barcelona. The 27-year-old joined PSG from Bara in a world-record 200m transfer during the summer of 2017. Yet despite winning Ligue 1 in each of his two seasons in the French capital, he has become unsettled. The noshow may be Neymars first public act in a bid to force PSG to sell him back. A statement from the French champions said: On Monday 8 July …

After years in the wilderness, can Barcelona save the House of Neymar? | Barney Ronay

The Brazil forward is still racking up the goals but he feels less relevant and more of a co-opted corporate machine than a footballer these days For English nobles during the reign of Henry VIII the news that the king was coming to visit was a sure sign of impending ruin. In return for the honour of his company you could expect to see your house, farmland and local sewerage system trashed, pillaged and fatally bunged up, the royal party only moving on once all in its sights had been safely devastated. During one nationwide procession in 1541 Henry stopped briefly at Hatfield and in the course of a spectacular hunt murdered 200 deer, a company of swans, two boats-full …