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Neymar Stuck With PSG Due To Coronavirus?

Having courted a move to both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent times, Neymar's hopes of leaving Paris Saint-Germain appear to have come crashing down around him following the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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Neymar, who became the world's most expensive player following his €222 million (R4.3 billion) move to PSG in 2017, has regularly been linked with a move back to Barca, while rivals Real have also been credited with an interest in the Brazil superstar. 

The 28-year-old's hopes of returning to Spain appear to have been dashed, however, as the economic fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic means no club in the world will be in a position to afford his services once football returns. 

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That is according to Mundo Deportivo, who reported that Les Parisiens would be willing to entertain offers for the Brazil international but believe such bids will not be forthcoming following the inevitable changes to the market.

Coupled with PSG's reported €150 million (R2.9 billion) asking price, Neymar would also demand that his current €31 million (R607 million) annual salary be matched – a combined cost that would put him out of the reach of even the world's wealthiest clubs.

Read: Reports: Barca Receive Huge Neymar Boost

The Santos academy graduate has 69 goals in 80 appearances for Les Parisiens following his record-breaking move, and won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award in his debut season with the French club.

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