A crisis seems to be brewing at Paris St-Germain. The French Club seems to have lost control of its multi million euro assets. Striker Edinson Cavani’s future in Paris seems uncertain after falling out with the world’s most expensive player, Neymar Jr. PSG’s attacking duo were involved in a couple of on-field altercations about who will take set pieces during PSG’s 2-0 victory over Lyon on Sunday. Canvani was adamant he won’t give up his spot kick duties and went on to miss the penalty, Neymar looked visibly annoyed. The duo also locked horns after the final whistle and had to be separated by teammates in the dressing room. The fuming Brazilian also deleted the Uruguayan on social media and reports suggest that Neymar’s relationship with Cavani is now beyond repair and he wants to ship off his Uruguayan teammate from Paris.
Neymar shifted to the French capital to move out of Lionel Messi’s shadow and given the fact that the French outfit forked out £198m for his services, he definitely wants to be the primary attacking weapon. However, Cavani is a fan favourite in Paris have spent four years with them. Cavani’s contract also has a bonus clause which offers him a €1 million bonus if he finishes the season as PSG’s top scorer, Neymar too is likely to have similar clause. The Uruguayan currently leads the club's scoring chart with seven strikes in six league games, while Neymar has found the back of the net four times in his five Ligue 1 appearances so far.
With PSG’s honeymoon period coming to an end, the top brass at PSG will have a lot to worry about. They now have a decision to make after trying to broker peace between their world record signing and one of their established superstars. Their new poster boy has been nothing but trouble and it’s not the first time his egocentrism has surfaced. In 2010 he had a touchline brawl with Santos coach Dorival Junior and hours later Junior was sacked. Such is the power of Neymar Jr. He is the boss and he is making it clear in Paris too.
Lyon was a minor challenge and PSG could afford Neymar’s nonsense, but with a crucial Champions League tie against German champions Bayer Munich coming up next week, will the differences be put aside?