Alarm bells were ringing throughout the French capital on Sunday evening as Edinson Cavani and Neymar squabbled over who took a penalty against Olympique Lyon, but Paris Saint-Germain have now decided that the Uruguayan forward will remain the club’s penalty taker.
Neymar’s 222 million euro arrival looked to have shifted the balance of power at the Parc des Princes.
Unfortunately for the world’s most expensive footballer, the 30-year-old mustn’t have received the memo as he stood his ground.
PSG had hoped the issue could be resolved between the two individuals but the story has since taken on a life of its own on social media.
Rumours of Neymar ‘unfollowing’ the former Napoli forward quickly appeared, rather predictably, and the whole matter simply refused to go away.
RMC reports that PSG President Al Khelaifi has already spoken to both players separately, with Unai Emery expected to do the same today. Les Parisiens intend to keep Edinson Cavani on as number one penalty taker, with Neymar as number two for the time being.
This seems to be the resolution of a problem that was undoubtedly blown out of proportion, yet was/is a cause for concern for the PSG dressing room