Spanish Press Lays into Barcelona's Neymar Over Winger's PSG Dramatics
Directors of two Spanish newspapers - Sport and Mundo Deportivo - have published scathing comments about Barcelona star Neymar after the Brazilian seeming to have taken a U-turn in his proposed transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
The last week or so has seen major advancements in the Neymar transfer saga. After initial reports linked Manchester United with a move for the winger, news soon broke that PSG were willing to smash the world record transfer fee and pay Neymar's buyout clause of £195m.
But after a week of progression in the reports and the supposed contract agreements, Barcelona centre half Gerard Pique posted an Instagram photo captioned 'Se queda' - roughly translating to 'He stays'
However, while many in Catalonia will be rejoicing at the news, the directors at both Sport and Mundo Deportivo took the opportunity to launch an attack on Neymar for messing Barcelona around.
Ernest Folch of Sport holds Neymar accountable for toying with Barcelona - whilst the Spanish media have received the flak for the news:
"It is Neymar who has played with Barca, not the press."
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo's Santi Nolla has slammed Neymar for not announcing it himself, and allowing Pique to do it.
"The first tweet or photo and phrase on Instagram should be from Neymar. The Brazilian player is the one who should make the message clear."
After much commotion, Neymar may well be staying at Camp Nou - but his actions have not endeared himself to the Spanish press in the slightest.