Paris Saint-Germain and Brazilian forward Lucas Moura has encouraged the Parisians move for Barcelona superstar Neymar in the summer transfer, teasing the thought of his international compatriot linking up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Neymar has developed immensely since completing his move to Catalonia from Brazilian outfit Santos in 2013 and recently finished third in the 2015 Ballon d’Or award in January.
Lucas spoke positively to Goal’s Loic Tanzi of the impact Neymar could have at Parc des Princes but said he hasn’t had many opportunities to speak directly with his Brazil team-mate:
“Of course, why not? To have a great player like Neymar at PSG would be a great honour. He’s a phenomenal player and to have great player is a great thing for the team. But it will be difficult for him to leave Barcelona.
“We speak sometimes. We’re friends and he’s a normal person. He’s always happy, smiling and making jokes. On the field he’s sensational.” Lucas stated.
PSG have reportedly been considering an offer for Neymar to replace star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic whose contract in Paris will run out at the end of this season unless he signs an extension — an offer Lucas admits would be “interesting.”
“I think it would be really interesting, it could be a really good combination,” Lucas said. “PSG always wants to grow, so the future depends on many things.” He added.
Neymar’s current contract at the Camp Nou is set to expire in the summer of 2018, and although speculation of a new deal is rife at present, the forward is yet to agree on new terms with the European champions.
Neymar played a critical role in last season’s treble triumph, and Barcelona will undoubtedly be eager to tie down the loyalties of the man who stands out as the most obvious successor to the ageing Lionel Messi.
As evidenced by the tax evasion and corruption allegations that have kept Neymar in a bind with the Spanish courts of late, wherever he goes, big sums of money tend to follow—sums PSG may be willing to splash in order to land their man.