Neymar favourite to open scoring in PSG debut


Neymar favourite to open scoring in PSG debut

After making his world-record transfer, the Brazil worldwide is under enormous pressure to help PSG regain the Ligue 1 title and also make a run at the UEFA Champions League. Neymar looks to be the club's answer to all the doubters, meanwhile, they have managed to retain their star midfielder Marco Verratti amidst courting from FC Barcelona.

The player joined Paris Saint Germain in a £198m world record transfer last week, with the Catalan club powerless to stop him leaving due to his release clause. Might as well have the Ligue 1 trophy presentation right now!

In another attractive piece of symbolism, the Guingamp manager is Antoine Kombouare.

Should he move to Ligue 1 this summer?

There has been no major transfer activity recently for Guingamp, although the last 10 days have seen left-back Franck Tabanou come in on a free transfer from Swansea, while goalkeeper Romain Salin has left to Sporting CP also on a free transfer.

Asked about his views on the issue after the Amiens game, PSG coach Unai Emery said he was not sure "Spain did everything" to ensure Neymar would be cleared to play for PSG in time.

Neymar knew what he was leaving behind by swapping life at the Nou Camp for his Ligue 1 challenge, and Emery is sure the player who cost 222 million euros (£200.6million) will be keen to impress.

Real Madrid made most of the early running for Mbappe but, like a British athlete at the world championships, the Spanish outfit faded as the pressure increased, allowing PSG to steal in and make off with the gold. He is ready. We want him to be in the squad and to start.

Sources said Monaco were preparing for the possibility that both he and Mbappe could attempt to force moves if they cannot leave amicably.

Lyon's youthful side started with a 4-0 thumping of Strasbourg last week and travel out to Brittany to take on Rennes today. Furthermore, it would be foolish to say Guingamp have absolutely no chance, especially when looking at previous encounters between the two sides. Much better, I think.