In a recent turn of events, it is being reported that Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star player Neymar Jr will not feature in any of PSG’s pre-season friendly matches this season. The reports have come up after Neymar had said that he was not interested in joining his PSG teammates for a training session ahead of the matches.

It has also been widely reported that Barcelona are interested in roping in Neymar Jr back into their team but nothing concrete has materialised yet.

According to L’Équipe, a French daily sports newspaper, since Neymar is expected to leave PSG, the club led by Thomas Tuchel have decided that there is no use playing him in the pre-season matches when he won’t be available for the season.

In PSG’s recent match against Inter Milan which they lost in penalties, there was no Neymar in the playing squad and it is extremely likely that he will not feature in the upcoming friendly matches for PSG.

In another report by Marca, it has been revealed that that the 27-year-old forward would not feature in the French Super Cup against Rennes, as he was banned from featuring in PSG’s next three competitive matches post fighting with a fan after the end of French Cup final.