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PSG players are not allowed proper tackles on Neymar in training

The Brazilian superstar has many privileges in Paris beyond getting paid a shed-load of money

Neymar is treated like a king at PSG.

The Brazilian superstar has a number of privileges exclusively available to him that set him apart from his team-mates, according to reports in France.

PSG players are banned from making strong tackles on Neymar during training


Le Parisien claim that PSG promised the 25-year-old more than just financial rewards when he agreed to leave Barcelona in the summer.

Neymar has two personal physiotherapists who follow him wherever he goes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed something similar — though, his were allowed to treat team-mates should they require assistance.

Whereas Neymar’s are solely for his own personal use regardless of circumstances regarding other players.

Neymar during a training session alongside his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates

Neymar during a training session alongside his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates

The Brazilian’s main privilege is that he is immune from strong tackles in training.

His team-mates are under instructions not to put any fully-committed challenges on the No10.

Nelson Semedo was sparked a public argument between the pair following an over-exuberant challenge during Neymar’s Barcelona days.

Neymar turns up in red suit for Fifa's 'The Best' gala in London

Neymar turns up in red suit for Fifa’s ‘The Best’ gala in London

Neymar is also the only player in PSG’s squad exempt from defensive training drills.

It is unclear whether Unai Emery was aware of these agreements when the deal was being negotiated.

Another of the minor privileges he enjoys is being allowed to bring bags in with his own personal brand.

You can’t help but wonder what his team-mates make of all this.