12 Nov

Is Brazil international Neymar more of a marketing phenom. He is quite a gifted footballer but would he ever reach that height so expected of him? His move to Paris St-Germain raised the profile of the club but the club is yet to get that traction on the continental stage that they desperately desire.

There are rumours that the former Barcelona star may be on his way out of the Paris based outfit this summer. The French side is keen on landing Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid. The Ligue 1 champs feel they can now temp the Frenchman to move away from Spain.

Griezmann has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United, Juventus, Real Madrid and even Bayern. However, none of the deals eventually succeededespecially the huge rumours of a deal with Barcelona.

PSG are willing to sign the World Cup winner for his transfer clause of 150 million Euros. Neymar brings even much more attacking prowess than his likely successor but Griezmann plays more team-oriented football. He would also combine seamlessly with compatriot KylianMbappe and Edison Cavani, whose goal scoring prowess is expected to start diminishing soon.

Neymar, who recently showed off his BatMan and SpiderMan tattoo – adding to the numerous ink designs all over his body, has been a strong marketing tool. His exit would free up cash and yet the team would remain dominant locally and retain similar powers across the continent. The forward does not seem to be the man that would lead the team to the promise land. While Griezmann might not immediately ensure European glory, the team can rebuild and refuel.

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