The Brazilian media UOL indicates this Wednesday that Neymar would have asked the Parisian management to let him play the Olympic tournament in Tokyo this summer. Holding the title with Brazil, the Parisian striker will certainly not be able to follow up with the Copa America in June and should then make a choice between one of the two international competitions.
Already a home winner of the Olympic Games tournament in 2016, in Rio, Neymar had enjoyed the Olympic adventure. So much so that the PSG striker, who recently extended his lease until June 2025, would like to participate again this summer in the planetary event, organized this year in Tokyo.
Copa America or Olympics, you have to choose
According to Brazilian media UOL, Neymar has asked PSG to let him participate in the Olympic tournament, which will take place between July 22 and August 7. Dates that will compete with the Parisian preparation for the new season and the start of Ligue 1.
Already scheduled for the Copa America in June, Neymar would then chain several competitions this summer. As for Kylian Mbappé, PSG would like Neymar to choose between these two competitions and then rest, to come back to prepare for the new season. Neymar had already experienced a similar scenario with FC Barcelona in 2016, where he had chosen to participate in the Olympic Games in Rio to the detriment of the Copa America.
Neymar would believe that the Brazilian team still has serious assets to win Olympic gold, and would like to bring his experience to this young team. But for the Brazilian federation, depriving itself of Neymar once again for the Copa America would necessarily be a blow. However, the clubs do not have the obligation to release their players for the Olympic Games, and like Kylian Mbappé, PSG could also retain Neymar and deprive him of the Olympic adventure in Tokyo.