PSG ready to break Neymar transfer record for Yamal, Barcelona stand firm

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MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 21: Lamine Yamal of FC Barcelona looks on whilst wearing a Karol G limited edition match shirt during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 21, 2024 in Madrid, Spain.
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Although he is only 16 years of age, FC Barcelona youngster Lamine Yamal is proving himself to be one of the best players in the currently underway UEFA EURO 2024. He has helped his Spain side qualify for the knock-out rounds of the tournament, where they will face Georgia in the Round of 16.

His performances with the national team are a continuity of what he has been doing with Barcelona since he made his debut at 15 years of age. Having proven his quality and skills at such a young age against the very top sides in Europe, Barcelona are naturally looking to ensure his continuity at the club for years to come.

This is clear from a report from Mundo Deportivo, which claims that Barcelona understand that PSG are willing to pay as much as €250 million for the Spanish gem, but the Catalans do not consider him for sale under any circumstances and will not enter any negotiations for his sale.

In March, PSG had also made an offer of €200 million for the youngster, which was rejected by Barcelona, and this episode was confirmed by Joan Laporta himself.

Now, the Parisians are again looking to try their luck for the youngster, which goes on to show Yamal’s stature in European football, as PSG see him as the ideal candidate to replace Kylian Mbappe in their squad.

PSG got the better of Barcelona when they were able to activate Neymar’s release clause of €222 million, and this signing remains the record investment made by any club on a single player.

Now, the Parisians are ready to break their own record, but the Catalans are well prepared this time as they have Yamal tied down with a long-term agreement, and have a €1 billion release clause over him.

Furthermore, keeping in view his trajectory at Barcelona, neither the player nor his agent will be looking to change his environment at this point in time. Thus, while PSG might try to snatch the youngster from Barcelona once again, the Catalans remain adamant that he is not for sale.

Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari has been covering Spanish football as a writer for Barca News Network for the last one and a half year and as an amateur football fanatic for more than 10 years. He mainly covers on and off-field happenings taking place at Barcelona including transfer news, administrative changes, match reports, and any other eventful news coming out of the club.

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