Neymar shows off his bulking ripped physique while in coronavirus lockdown as PSG warn of 'colossal' financial problems



Posted Thursday, April 23, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

NEYMAR may have a reputation for being a featherweight footballer but the Paris Saint-Germain winger is continuing to bulk up under lockdown.

Having set up camp in a luxury mansion near Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian is hard at work maintaining his fitness ahead of Ligue 1's eventual return.

Neymar shows off his bulking ripped physique while in coronavirus lockdown as PSG warn of 'colossal' financial problems
Neymar smiled for the camera as he showered

PSG could be back in action as early as June and may need to be as club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi warns of "colossal" financial losses.

With high earners such as Kylian Mbappe, thought to be on £375,000-a-week, still nowhere near Neymar's £615k pay packet, Les Parisiens will hope to bring the forward back from Brazil sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, he posted a ripped photo on Twitter on Tuesday with the caption: "One more day, keep strong and stay safe."

Neymar has holed up in a £7million pad to continue his training while accompanied by several friends.

Once coronavirus began to make its impact on France, the 28-year-old headed home and began lockdown in the resort of Mangaratiba.

A helipad and jetty will provide ample opportunity to make a quick exit should Ligue 1 get the green light to resume, but in the meantime Neymar can enjoy some self-isolation essentials - like a gym, tennis court, sauna, massage room, spa and jacuzzi.

A huge wine cellar and six bedrooms are also available on the two-and-a-half acre plot, bought by the forward in 2016.

When he does return to see out the season, speculation will again ramp up over a move to Barcelona.

Neymar shows off his bulking ripped physique while in coronavirus lockdown as PSG warn of 'colossal' financial problems
Neymar and friends have set up in a luxury mansion on the Atlantic coastCredit: Instagram / @neymarjr

Neymar would reportedly need to take a significant pay cut to move from Paris given the mega contract that is set to be on offer from his current club, where he also has healthy sponsorship deals related to the ownership's Qatari influence.

PSG have however warned that their own deep pockets could be shrunk by the global pandemic.

Al-Khelaifi told RMC this week: "Believe me, if you look at it from a strict financial point of view, the impact of current events - and all the uncertainties that ensue - it is considerable for a club like ours.

"I'm not going to reveal a secret to you by telling you that our payroll is substantial. At the end of the season, we risk suffering colossal losses."

Neymar shows off his bulking ripped physique while in coronavirus lockdown as PSG warn of 'colossal' financial problems
Neymar basked in the April sun on Tuesday and showed off his personalised Teqball table



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