Chelsea in action for the PSG star

9 June 2023 - 10:39 pm

 

Reports from Football.London suggest Chelsea have joined the hunt for Neymar in the upcoming summer transfer window. Barcelona’s challenges in securing a move have fueled the Blues’ interest in the Brazil striker, potentially opening the door for the Paris Saint-Germain star to move to Stamford Bridge.

Neymar has been impressive for PSG so far this season

The Brazil star has been in fine form at the Parc des Princes after a string of stellar performances in the final third prior to his injury. He has scored 18 goals and provided 13 assists for the Parisians in 29 appearances in all competitions.

The São Paulo-born prodigy has averaged 1.9 shots, 2.5 key passes and 1.9 dribbles per game in Ligue 1 and has been solid in the final third. His passing ability is also excellent after completing 82.7% of his passes. His number of passes in the French top flight (statistic from whoscored).

Neymar Jr.
SUITA, JAPAN – JULY 25: Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar Jr. of Paris Saint-Germain during the preseason friendly match between Paris Saint-Germain and Gamba Osaka at Matsushita Stadium in Suita, Osaka on July 25, 2022 at Kobe Osaka Pakistan’s Hikaru Yanagisawa holds the ball under pressure, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Neymar’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain will run until the summer of 2025. Therefore, unless a tempting offer is made in the summer, it will be difficult to convince the French giants to sell him.

Can Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino convince the Brazil star?

Neymar Jr. is one of the most gifted footballers of our time. The Brazilian star captivated the crowd on the pitch with a display of extraordinary technical brilliance, extraordinary speed and extraordinary dribbling skills. His style of play exudes creativity and flair, making him a formidable attacking force, and his prowess in scoring goals and creating chances for his teammates has earned him a reputation as one of the best players in the world.

Neymar, 31, is also a proficient finisher with a keen eye for goals. His versatility allows him to thrive both forward and wide, and his ability to create scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates adds tremendous value to any team lucky enough to have him.

Mauricio Pochettino, who had experience coaching the 31-year-old during his tenure at Paris Saint-Germain, paired Neymar with fellow Brazil legend Ronaldi Ronaldinho made the comparison. Speaking of their similarities, he said: “When I played for PSG, Ronaldinho was my team-mate and now Neymar. They both need to be satisfied and happy to perform at their best.”

Should PSG decide to pursue Bernardo Silva, who has previously drawn interest from Spain but may not join Barcelona this summer, it could clear the way for the west London club to land Neymar’s signature.