Ever since Neymar Ltd landed in France, all has been uneasy at Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian has openly squabbled on the field with Edison Cavani, and a host of reports have claimed that he hasn't exactly lived a spartan, professional existence off the field.
Neymar hasn't played for the club since February, when he broke his metatarsal against Marseille. He then returned to Brazil to recover...and pay an appalling tribute to Stephen Hawking.
He has returned to Paris to watch the club lift the French Cup, but is unlikely to play for the club again this season as he minds himself for the World Cup.
As to whether he will play for PSG ever again is up in the air. According to a report in Liberation in France, Neymar's father has enlisted the services of superagent Pini Zahavi to engineer Neymar another big move, with Real Madrid virtually the only feasible destination.
The same report, however, wonders whether this is merely a ploy on Neymar's father's part to increase his son's salary: the figures mentioned doubling it from €15 million to €30 million a year.
This, per Liberation, has angered some French players in the PSG squad. Adrien Rabiot openly complained at training that Neymar "should play alone", given that he is fighting for a contract extension (his current deal runs out in a year). This, apparently, found some support in a WhatsApp group involving the French players at PSG.
(That there is a WhatsApp group at the club that Neymar is not involved in is deeply unsurprising).
There are further problems - it was the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who hired German coach Thomas Tuchel for the 2018-2019 season, despite the fact that the club's president Nasser al-Khelaïfi was trying to convince Luis Enrique to take charge.