PSG superstar Neymar has laid into his current club after they sold his close Brazilian friend and teammate Lucas Moura to Tottenham during the January transfer window.
The stand-out Parisians star lost his compatriot and part of his Brazilian contingent on transfer deadline day, as Spurs forked out £25 million to complete a move for Moura.
Moura had fallen out of favour at the Parc des Princes, featuring just five times from the bench for the club this season before leaving, with there being simply too much competition for positions.
All of Angel Di Maria, Julian Draxler, Kylian Mbappe and, ironically, Neymar, were keeping him out of the side, forcing him to look elsewhere for game time ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
With the 25-year-old wideman having now arrived in the Premier League, leaving France’s Ligue 1 behind him, Neymar has slammed his current employers for allowing him to depart.
Despite Moura’s clear position at the French giants, Neymar believes it was still an unfair decision to sell him during the winter window.
“I’m sad because he’s a good friend, a quality player who has been used very little,” Neymar told ESPN.
“I think it’s very unfair. He’s my brother in football. I wish him all the best. Regardless of the destination, I hope he’ll score a lot of goals and that he’ll return to the Brazil team.”February 1, 2018
It was unfortunately Neymar’s world-record move from Barcelona to PSG that spelled the end for his close friend.
The Real Madrid target has shone since arriving on French soil, scoring for fun and being too clinical consistently for Lucas to have got a sniff.
Neymar has already been linked with a sensational return to Spain, with the Galacticos reportedly keen on signing him at the Bernabeu. Could there be trouble in paradise for the Brazilian after his friend was cashed in on at PSG?