Brazilian club Santos president Andrés Rueda has confirmed that his team has begun efforts to restore the services of their former star Neymar, who is rumored to be leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Rueda said during a Santos advisory board meeting yesterday Wednesday that his team is “taking steps to rebuild Neymar,” whose future at the Parc des Princes is still in question.
He added: “I have received over a hundred messages about Neymar. I hope they trust us more.”
Rueda believes it would be “immature” of him to “do nothing with Neymar” to restore his services after reports published in the Spanish and French press indicating that Paris Saint-Germain decided to withdraw his services with this summer.
“Measures are being taken, but there are things that I can’t talk about, that’s the strategy,” Rueda confirmed, without giving details of the steps he took to try to get Neymar back.
Notably, Neymar, 30, left the Santos club where he grew up in 2013 to join Barcelona, where he starred for several seasons before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. . the most expensive player in the history of football (222 million euros).
The confusion over Neymar’s fate arose after the French and Spanish media reported the intention of the Parisian team to abandon his services this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi of Qatar declined to confirm a few days ago that Neymar would be part of the club’s plans for the 2022-2023 season. France’s Zinedine Zidane and sticking to it before starting training with the Parisian team starting next season, she gets rid of the Brazilian star.
Neymar’s level has declined significantly since his move to Saint-Germain in 2017, and he missed many important matches for the club due to frequent injuries, and only last season played 22 games in which he scored 13 goals.