Marquinhos: We've never believed Neymar will leave PSG

  • Marquinhos: We've never believed Neymar will leave PSG

Marquinhos: We've never believed Neymar will leave PSG

Thomas Tuchel has set his sights on turning Paris St Germain into a Champions League force after signing a two-year contract to become the new coach of the French champions.

However, an unfortunate injury cut short Neymar's season and he was left sidelined as Real Madrid beat PSG in the Champions League. "I can't wait to start working with all these great players who are all among the best in the world".

His words were echoed by departing PSG manager Emery, who said that Neymar had become exhausted with constant speculation about his future, but did not expect him to leave. "I am also looking forward to discovering Parc des Princes, a legendary European football stadium with a fantastic atmosphere". "With my staff, we will do everything to help the team push their limits to the highest global level", said Tuchel, in a statement released by PSG. There is extraordinary potential at PSG and it is the most exciting challenge I've had presented to me.

The report indicates that the Old Trafford outfit will have to cough up more than £200 million in order to prize Neymar away from France.

However, it was plain-sailing for PSG in Ligue 1, as they secured the title with five games to spare, while also winning the French Cup and French League Cup.

Neymar said after the Ligue 1 awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday that he finds the constant speculation over his future "annoying" but did not say that he will stay with PSG this summer.

A strong disciplinarian, he could end up being an excellent choice for PSG, a club where star players have often enjoyed too many privileges in the past.

Emery announced his departure back in April, after a decision was reached not to renew his two-year contract.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said he is "2,000 per cent sure" that Neymar will not leave the club, however, and Marquinhos likewise expects his compatriot to stay.