Will Brazilian Soccer Star Neymar Leave Barcelona?
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Brazilian soccer player Neymar is one of the world's best.
But he is not the best player on his team, Barcelona.
That title belongs to Argentina's Lionel Messi.
Neymar, 25, started playing with Barcelona in 2013. His full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. Before Barcelona, he played with Santos in the Brazilian league.
He helped Brazil win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics and was one of the top goal-scorers at the 2014 World Cup.
With Barcelona, he has scored 105 goals in four full seasons. Working with Messi and other teammates, Neymar helped Barcelona win Spanish league championships, the Champions League title and the FIFA Club World Cup.
But if he stays with Barcelona, Neymar will never be the team's number one player.
That is why Neymar is in the news today. His name was the top worldwide trending topic on Twitter and the top Google search in Brazil.
Sports newspapers in Spain are reporting that Neymar is considering a transfer offer from Paris Saint-Germain, known as PSG, of the French league.
Neymar declined their offers in the past, but this one seems more serious.
The Spanish sports newspaper As wrote that Neymar's father will meet with the president of PSG this week to discuss a move.
Barcelona will receive over 220 million euros if Neymar leaves.
In its story about Neymar, As wrote that he wants to be the primary focus on his new team and not have to be "in the shadow of his teammates."
Barcelona is coming to the United States this month for a series of games against opponents including Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid as it prepares for the upcoming Spanish season.
A Brazilian sports writer posted on Twitter Tuesday morning. He said Neymar accepted the offer from the Parisian team. But representatives from Barcelona said they do not think any team will pay the large price for Neymar.
Spanish league teams have until September 1 to complete any summer transfers. If Neymar wants to leave, however, it would be better if it happens soon. The Spanish season starts in mid-August.
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1.In its story about Neymar, As wrote that he wants to be the primary focus on his new team and not have to be "in the shadow of his teammates."
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2.Neymar declined their offers in the past, but this one seems more serious.
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从2013年开始，25岁的内马尔就为巴塞罗那队效力 。他的全名为内马尔·达·席尔瓦·儒尼奥尔（Neymar da Silva Santos Junior） 。在加入巴塞罗那队之前，他在巴西联赛的桑托斯队踢球 。
内马尔在巴塞罗那队的四个赛季里共踢进105个球 。内马尔、梅西与其他队员帮巴塞罗那队赢得西班牙联赛冠军、欧冠以及世俱杯 。
这也是他今天登上新闻的原因 。内马尔成为推特上的热门话题，也成为巴西Google网站上的搜索热词 。
周二上午，一名巴西体育记者在推特上发文 。他指出，内马尔接受了巴黎方面的报价 。但是巴塞罗那队的代表声称，他们认为没有球队会为内马尔付高价违约金 。
西班牙联赛球队必须在9月1日前完成夏季转会 。如果内马尔想另觅东家，那么越快越好 。西班牙联赛将于8月中旬开赛 。