The PSG transfer saga appears to be taking its toll on Neymar.
That’s because the Brazilian maestro has stormed out of training and had to be physically restrained after he clashed with new boy Nelson Semedo in Miami on Friday morning.
Just seconds after Neymar scored a goal the fiery flashpoint sparked, with Semedo’s arm goes around Neymar’s neck prompting the pair to jump all over each other before squaring up face-to-face.
Neymar reportedly had his arms out to his side as if to gesture, ‘What are you doing?’
Full-back Semedo – who joined Barca from Benfica for £26.8m just last month – then walked away as the rest of the Barcelona players looked on, but then Neymar shouted over to him.
He then walked in the direction of Semedo before being grabbed and held back by Sergio Busquets.
Semedo distanced himself from the action as Neymar teared off his vest and threw it to the floor before lashing at a ball in frustration.
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Fuming, Neymar then walked off by himself and kicked another ball in anger before leaving training in Miami altogether.
It was in stark contrast to earlier in the session when the Samba boy couldn’t keep the smile off his face alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Talk has intensified around Neymar’s proposed world-record £195m move to PSG, with reports last night claiming he had agreed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 side.
Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu has given the green light to Neymar’s move by saying the club are powerless to stop players leaving.
The 25-year-old – who was recently cleared of tax evasion – has long been targeted by the Qatari-backed club and the star’s father has even hinted at a move.
Reports yesterday claimed PSG had started making moves to have the player’s name on the back of their shirts and that a Qatar Football Association official had confirmed the move was a done deal.
PSG had initially baulked at the £352m package needed to sign Neymar.
But it appears they have now pulled out all the stops in their bid to sign their man.
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