French football ‘needs’ Neymar – federation chief

first_img0Shares0000French football “needs” Neymar, according to the country’s federation president Noel Le Graet, who said the Brazilian star “must stay” at Paris Saint-Germain © AFP/File / MAURO PIMENTELPARIS, France, May 30 – French football “needs” Neymar, according to the country’s federation president Noel Le Graet, who said the Brazilian star “must stay” at Paris Saint-Germain.“We need this image, he’s a fantastic footballer,” Le Graet told AFP Wednesday. “He’s on a five-year contract. He must stay. PSG shows that it can attract the big stars.”Neymar became the world’s most expensive footballer after his transfer to PSG last August from Barcelona for a whopping fee of 222 million euros.He won the French player of the year prize this season despite a foot injury meaning he has not featured for the Parisian club since the end of February.There has been constant speculation that the 26-year-old’s stay in the French capital could be a short one, with Real Madrid linked to a move for the Brazilian.PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi has insisted, however, that he was “2,000 percent” sure Neymar would play at PSG next season, something the player himself has yet to confirm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img