With Neymar struggling for form since returning from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, reports suggest that his club Paris Saint-Germain are worried about him.
There is a fear among the PSG ranks that Neymar may not have fully recovered from the ankle injury he sustained in Brazil's first game at the World Cup in Qatar.
The Selecao superstar missed the rest of his country's group stage campaign at the global showpiece as a result, but was able to recover in time for their knockout encounters against South Korea and Croatia.
However, having had a woeful return to club action at the Parc des Princes, encapsulated by his sending off against Strasbourg and his missed penalty against the Riyadh All-Stars, Les Parisiens are reportedly worried that it may take a few months before the 30-year-old is fully fit once again.
According to L'Equipe, PSG chiefs are concerned the skilful superstar may miss their crunch UEFA Champions League round of 16 encounter against Bayern Munich.
With the match being a repeat of the 2019/20 UCL final, if the record Ligue 1 champions are to exact revenge for that tie, their best chance to do so is with football's most expensive player ever in their line-up.
Despite the reported discomfort the Brazilian is said to be playing with, Neymar has been named in the French giants' squad that will take on Pays de Cassel in the French Cup on Monday night.
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