Neymar sent stern warning by PSG boss Thomas Tuchel after failed Barcelona transfer | Football | Sport
Neymar was believed to be desperate to leave PSG and return to Barca, who he left for the Ligue 1 giants in 2017.
Fans have shown their dislike for Neymar in response, following the reports with banners and chants against the Brazilian star.
The forward could appear for the first time this season as PSG host Strasbourg this weekend.
And boss Tuchel has warned Neymar to expect a frosty reception from the home crowd.
“He is in the squad,” Tuchel said.
“I can understand the fans, but cannot control their reactions. Neymar is our player.
“We will see what tomorrow brings, but I am not necessarily expecting anything.
“I am convinced he will give everything to reach our goals. First, win here.
“It has not been easy for him, but now it is decided. That is life. We still need to talk a bit, but it is up to me to find a balance.
“I would have loved to have Neymar back,” said Messi.
“I understand those people who are against his return and it’s understandable for what happened with ‘Ney’ and the way that he left.
“But thinking about it on a sporting level, I personally think Neymar is one of the best players in the world and having him in our squad would increase our chances of achieving our objectives.
“We gave our opinions of whether it’d be good if he came or not but we never said they had to sign him.”