Two seasons after making his way from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar Jr has been involved in plenty of rumors that place him again in Catalonia to join the Blaugrana for the second time in his career. With Ney on his way out of Paris, the club might be getting ready to face the departure of their star and find a proper replacement for the Brazilian.
Neymar was expected to do big things with Les Parisiens, but two years after his arrival at Parc des Princes, he still has things to prove, but now everything points out that he will leave the French side without making any significant impact. PSG must be ready to lose Ney and today we’re going to present you five good options for them to replace the Brazilian forward.
Here are the top 5 best replacements for Neymar.
Jadon Sancho is seen by many football fans as one of the future faces of the game. The English forward has been nothing but marvelous with his side Borussia Dortmund this season, scoring goals and providing assists like they are candy while taking the Black and Yellow to finish as runners-up in the Bundesliga, after several matchdays at the top of the scoreboard.
Sancho won’t be around for too long in Dortmund after watching how great he has been this season. The English player is expected to be taking his talents somewhere else in the future, and PSG can be a great destination for him this summer. He is fast, he can score and pass the ball, things that the Parisians will miss if Neymar leaves.
Philippe Coutinho would be doing the same in Paris than he already did in Barcelona: replacing Neymar. The former Liverpool star didn’t deliver as expected in Catalonia, but a change of air will be good for the Brazilian this summer following an overwhelming year and a half in Camp Nou.
Coutinho is a very talented player that still has things to show and can lead a team like PSG to the highest spots alongside Kylian Mbappe or anybody else. The Magician is rumored to be involved in the deal that would send Neymar back to Barcelona, so that will solve a lot of things for the Blaugrana and the player.
Dembele, just like Coutinho, is believed to be part of the conversation when it comes to the seemingly imminent Neymar’s arrival to Barcelona this summer; he hasn’t enjoyed himself ever since he made his move from Borussia Dortmund back in 2017 and might be on his way to the French capital, too.
Ousmane has had a similar journey in Barcelona to Coutinho's, as they both have mightily struggled to find their position in the starting lineup and no matter how hard they try, it looks like their future will be anywhere but Catalonia. An advantage that Dembele has is his background in the Ligue 1, as he made himself a known name during his days with Stade Rennes, so maybe a comeback to his country will be a very good move for him.
This one is odd and very unlikely in the minds of many, but it still can happen. Atletico Madrid outgoing Antoine Griezmann has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Manchester United in the past, but recent reports state that PSG are interested in acquiring his services this offseason as a move to steal the Frenchman out of Barcelona’s hands.
However, the Blaugrana plan to pair up Griezmann and Neymar in Barcelona this summer. Yet, Antoine hasn’t been announced as a new player by any team, so that means Paris still have chances to make a last-gasp steal. If the move goes through, we would be seeing the duo that took France to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Paris, with Kylian Mbappe sharing touches with Griezmann.
Marcus Rashford could easily replace Neymar at the Parc des Prince. This one, just like Sancho and Mbappe is one of the future superstars of football. He currently plays for Manchester United, but seeing how bad the Red Devils have been playing in recent seasons, perhaps staying at Old Trafford is not the best decision for Rashford's career.
Instead, if he goes to PSG, he would be making one of the most promising and talented associations in European football alongside Kylian Mbappe, which will take the team to the next level and would make them a serious threat to any team that dared to face them. Perhaps this is unlikely right now, but if Les Parisiens are able to get Marcus’ signature this summer, things would look great for them ahead of the future.