Paris St-Germain facing striker crisis on its hands with Mbappe and Cavani set out for three and four weeks respectively.The situation could force Neymar to stay in PSG.
They both came off during Sunday’s 4-0 Ligue 1 win over Toulouse. Forward Cavani substitution occurred after 13 minutes with scans later confirming a hip injury. The Frenchman Mbappe as well limped off midway through the second half with a damaged hamstring.
The two will miss out in at least two Ligue games for the French champions. More to this, Cavani will be unavailable for Uruguay’s friendlies against Costa Rica and the United States. Mbappe will miss France’s home Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andora.
On the other side of the story, Barcelona transfer for Neymar could be off after the two strikers sustained injuries. Neymar suspended in the first three games of the season’s competition and also left out of Paris St-Germain squad for the second week running.
The transfer deadline for the European clubs is on September 2 and both Spanish clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid are keen to sign Neymar before the transfer window shuts.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have witnessed multiple bids knocked back by PSG so far this summer. Neither of the two is losing hope.
Neymar is desperate to leave PSG this summer, two years after he left Barcelona for Paris. The Brazilian superstar wants to return to Barcelona. However, Parisians are unwilling to let him return, due to the tensions between the two clubs.
An ESPN FC reporter Gab Marcotti believes there is still a chance for Neymar to be forced to stay at the club due to the squad state. “This puts the whole Neymar situation in a different light,’ he said.
Thomas Tuchel also said,” If Neymar’s going to go, he needs other guys in. The clock is ticking, and it’s even more now.” “There is a lot of work for Leonardo and Nasser in the last few hours of the transfer window. “Neymar’s situation is clear; he is doing everything in his powers to leave. But it’s really difficult to do the deal.”