Paris Saint-Germain boss won’t rush Neymar into first-team action after injury

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has said that Neymar won’t be rushed to first-team action following his return to training after a metatarsal injury. The Brazil international has been out of action with the problem for the past 10 weeks and during his period, Les Parisiens have suffered the major blow of being ousted from the Champions League.

Still, they remain in command of the league title with a comfortable 20-point lead at the top with 10 games to play and Tuchel believes that there is no need to rush Neymar’s return to the playing field, he said: “Neymar is feeling good, no pain. But it's too soon to talk about having him back on the pitch. We have to be patient.”

Casemiro hails Neymar and Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior

Brazil international Casemiro has hailed the qualities of compatriot Neymar by suggesting that he is currently one of the top three in the world and has the credentials to become the best in the future. The Paris Saint-Germain ace has sustained successive metatarsal injuries in the past two seasons and this has somewhat taken him out of the radar in the race for the Ballon d’Or.

Despite this, Casemiro has continued to heap praise on the former Barcelona attacker saying: "We started talking about Neymar here. Let's spend the whole afternoon talking about him. "For me, Neymar's in the top three and has everything to be the best in the world." Meanwhile, Casemiro added to speak on the potential of Vinicius, who has quickly turned into a fan favourite among Los Blancos faithful, he further told: "In the last two months Vinicius played at a high level, at a level of one of the best in the world. What he's producing at Real was not normal, for someone who's 18 years old. Being bold in the shirt of Real Madrid is not easy."

Barcelona president dismisses prospects of re-signing Neymar

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has played down the club’s chances of signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. The Brazil international is currently in his second season with the French champions but there have been various reports suggesting that he is unsettled with the proceedings at the club.

Amidst this, he has been touted for a probable reunion with the Blaugrana in the summer and Bartomeu has pretty much ruled out the prospect, he told RKB: “I've spoken with Neymar, we've seen each other a few times, but his people have never told me he wants to come back. No one's called us about it. Neymar has a contract with PSG. It's his second season there and it's very difficult [to imagine] they want to sell. We didn't want to. We have the disadvantage of the [release] clause here. European clubs [can] take advantage of that. That's not the case [in France] so it's not possible for him to return.”

Nene believes Neymar can still achieve his ambitions with Paris Saint-Germain

Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Nene believes Neymar can still achieve his ambitions with Les Parisiens despite the concerns surrounding his fitness. The Brazil international suffered his second metatarsal injury in as many seasons earlier last month and this has raised concerns whether he can become the world’s best player while remaining with the Capital club.

However, speaking to Omnisport, Nene feels his compatriot has room for improvement with the French champions and he can eventually achieve the aim of securing Ballon d’Or, he said: "It would have been beautiful to play with [Neymar] because he's a very smart player, and technically he's above everybody.

Neymar tips Timothy Weah to become one of Europe’s best attackers

Brazil international and Paris Saint-Germain Neymar has backed Timothy Weah to make the best use of his loan stint with Celtic. The United States international managed just two league appearances with Les Parisiens during the first half of the season and this eventually urged him to secure a temporary move to Parkhead to enhance his development.

Speaking to The Daily Record, Neymar has acknowledged that Weah has made the right choice to head to the Scottish champions and believes the teenager has the attributes to become of Europe’s best attacking players, he said: “It is a very exciting move for him from what I have seen of his talent he has everything to go and be one of the top attacking players in Europe. It is a good move for him, a good move for Celtic as they are getting such a big talent, and also a good move for PSG because he has a chance to get experience and games and come back to us a more complete player.”

Lionel Messi would love Neymar reunion at Barcelona

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has said that he would favour a reunion with Neymar, who is currently in the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazil international made the surprise move to Parc des Princes in a world-record move last year but he has since been linked with a Camp Nou return on multiple occasions.

Speaking to Marca, Messi highlighted that he would prefer working again with Neymar, although the deal remains complicated with Les Parisiens likely to resist any offers for the Brazilian in the near future, he said:"I see it as complicated. We would love him to come back for what he means, both as a player and for the locker room. We are friends, we have lived very nice moments, others not so much, but we have spent a lot of time together. However, I find it very difficult [for him] to even leave Paris. PSG are not going to let Neymar get taken away."

Neymar plans to mentor Richarlison into a better footballer

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has said that he would like to help Richarlison in the process of becoming an important player for the Brazilian national team. The 21-year-old was a relatively unknown when he first made the switch to the Premier League last year but he has made immense over the past 18 months to become a regular with the Brazilian national side.

As such, he has certainly impressed compatriot Neymar and speaking to reporters, the former Barcelona man highlighted that he would like to act as a mentor to the Everton ace, he said: “He has this trick to solve matches, to play well in great matches as he is doing now for Everton. I expect him to grow up, to keep developing in his career. I hope I can help him to achieve his goals and to help inside the pitch and even outside the pitch, as a friend, as a colleague.”

Neymar wants more from perfect Paris Saint-Germain

Brazilian superstar Neymar has revealed his pleasure after Paris Saint-Germain’s recent league win at AS Monaco. The French champions have begun the current season in a record fashion with a 100 per cent record in their division and Neymar believes the team should continue in their merry ways following the international break.

Speaking after the 4-0 triumph at Monaco, Neymar was pleased to have found the scoresheet at Stade Louis II and reserved special praise for teammate Edinson Cavani, who bagged yet another hat-trick in his Paris Saint-Germain career, he said: “I'm very happy, happy for the goal and especially for the victory. Edi's hat-trick … not only him but we are also happy for him to have made the goals. He is our number nine.I hope that we can continue to play our part by winning the games and increasing the records more and more.”

Neymar hails ‘phenomenon’ Kylian Mbappe after Lyon rout

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has hailed Kylian Mbappe as a ‘phenomenon’ after the Frenchman bagged a fabulous quadruple during the second half of the 5-0 triumph over Lyon. The teenager has been building up his reputation over the past year and he created another headline moment over the weekend after bagging four goals against Lyon in the space of just 13 minutes.

Speaking after the game, Neymar was appreciative of the efforts for the World Cup winner and remains hopeful that he can continue to perform at the same level for the long-term, he said: “For me, he's a phenomenon. I hope it will continue like that for several years because football will thank him.”

Neymar Disclose His Three-Man Shortlist

Neymar, the Brazilian superstar footballer, has named the three players whom top his shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or Award. Neymar feels these three should come in the final.

Whilst the FIFA Best Men's Player Award was contested by Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric (and was eventually picked up by Real Madrid’s Luka Modric), just one of that trio makes it into Neymar’s chosen selection for the more prestigious Ballon D’Or Award - the PSG striker thinks Cristiano Ronaldo (now at Juventus, with Neymar rumoured to be taking his place) should definitely be on the list.