La Liga president Javier Tebas believes Neymar “will retire at PSG unless he lowers his salary” after talks broke down over his proposed return to Barcelona.
The Catalan club and Real Madrid were both interested in bringing the forward back to Spain this summer, but prior to the European transfer deadline, Neymar instead agreed to stay at the Parc des Princes.
“In view of the market, Neymar will retire at PSG unless he lowers his salary and also his PSG claims,” Tebas said.
“The problem of not coming back now [to Barcelona] has to do with his own departure to PSG.
“It was an off-market transfer, it was only possible to happen with ‘traps’ to increase sponsorships.
“When you do it out of the market, it is impossible to sell again at this price.”