If Neymar were to leave this summer – where could he go?

 With no apparent bust-ups at the Nou Camp between Neymar, the manager and the other two thirds of ‘MSN’ there seems to be no compelling reason as to why Neymar would leave The Catalans.

However, each season there is a number of confident rumours suggesting he will leave for new ventures – possibly because he wants to be the key man at a giant club, rather than living in Messi’s shadow? If Barcelona miss out on the league this season, and with them already out of Europe’s finest competition, could we see him leave this summer? Only a number of clubs could attract him, so, let’s look at his options.

Chelsea

 Under new boss Antonio Conte there is bound to be some heavy spending this summer at Stamford Bridge with the unexpected poor season behind them. There is delusion amongst fans and staff about the state of their attack – Hazard hasn’t been fulfilling his potential and Costa is rumoured to be let go after too many backroom bust-ups. Chelsea certainly have the money to purchase Neymar but would he suit the club? Chelsea are no stranger to controversial characters which Neymar can be at times with his fiery temper, however the style of play isn’t exactly as exciting as Barcelona over thre.

 PSG

 PSG have not been afraid to splash the cash recently and are in a similar predicament to Chelsea this summer. Ibrahimović is set to leave, possibly with a move to his long awaited destination – the Premier League. They won Ligue 1 comfortably this year however they’re still waiting to finally conquer the coveted Champions League and Neymar could be the key to give them that extra edge needed to do it. Neymar would certainly be paid well enough at PSG however the prospect of low quality weekly domestic football may not be enough of a draw. Continue reading If Neymar were to leave this summer – where could he go?

Barcelona thrashed Sporting Gijon 6-0 to move closer to La Liga title

Barcelona move closer to the title by beating Sporting Gijon 6-0.

With Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid winning earlier on the day, Barcelona had to win if they wanted to recapture their first place. And they did it brilliantly by scoring 6 goals in a one-sided encounter.


It was Gijon, however, who started the game well and even had an opportunity through Menendez. The latter, however, fired a weak shot at the Barcelona goalkeeper. However, Messi will not commit the same mistake. 60 seconds later, Barcelona was ahead thanks to a Messi header. The goal help to calm down some nerves and Barcelona began to play more freely.

They will create some occasions before the break but will be denied several times by the Sporting Gijon goalkeeper and defence. First, it will be Suarez that will get his shot deflected and secondly it will be Neymar that would be denied. This means that the game reached half-time with the score at 1-0. Continue reading Barcelona thrashed Sporting Gijon 6-0 to move closer to La Liga title