Ney­mar can’t play un­til future sorted: Coach

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Paris: Paris Saint-Ger­main coach Thomas Tuchel has con­firmed Ney­mar will re­main unavail­able to him un­til the Brazil in­ter­na­tional’s future is re­solved, even though he is fit to re­turn to ac­tion. Ney­mar, 27, did not play a minute of pre­sea­son foot­ball with the French cham­pi­ons amid heavy spec­u­la­tion link­ing him with Real Madrid and a re­turn to Barcelona. Speaking at a pre­match news conference on Satur­day ahead of Sun­day’s Ligue 1 clash at home to Toulouse, Tuchel clar­i­fied the sit­u­a­tion sur­round­ing Ney­mar.

”Ney­mar is in bet­ter shape,” Tuchel said. “He has had a good week with his team­mates, work­ing hard with in­ten­sity and a good men­tal­ity. “How­ever, the club’s po­si­tion is clear: while his sit­u­a­tion is un­clear, he can­not play. If Ney­mar’s sit­u­a­tion be­came clear to­mor­row, then he could play.” ESPN FC sources have re­vealed that Barca are pon­der­ing in­clud­ing Ous­mane Dem­bele in a po­ten­tial of­fer for Ney­mar, while PSG are con­sid­er­ing im­pos­ing a de­ci­sion dead­line on the 222 mil­lion man after turn­ing down an of­fer worth 190m from the Cata­lan gi­ants.

Ney­mar.

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