Neymar has demanded that PSG sell team-mate and forward partner Edinson Cavani. According to Spanish publication Sport, the Brazilian has made his feelings abundantly clear to those in charge of the club. He views the on-pitch relationship with the Uruguayan as ‘impossible’ following their penalty dispute and dressing-room bust-up in the aftermath of the 2-0 victory against Lyon on Sunday.
\Sport report that: ‘Neymar has already communicated to Nasser Al-Khelaifi that his coexistence with Cavani is totally impossible and he has asked for the transfer of the Uruguayan striker.’ The PSG owner will now have a decision to make as he attempts to smooth over the relationship between the world-record signing and one of his established stars.
Cavani was adamant he would take a penalty which he subsequently missed against Lyon but Neymar was visibly annoyed as his team-mate refused to cede his spot kick duties. The duo continued to lock horns after the final whistle and had to be separated by team-mates in the dressing room as the row continued. Many believe part of Neymar’s motivation in moving to the French capital was to become the main man having lived in the shadow of Lionel Messi in Barcelona.
And given that the club forked out £198m for the 25-year-old, he evidently feels he should be treated as the primary attacking weapon. But Cavani has established himself as a fan favourite for Unai Emery’s side having spent four years with them, joining from Napoli in 2013. Whether the club appease their new superstar with the sale of Cavani in the next transfer window or attempt to find an amicable solution remains to be seen.