Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director, Leonardo admits that nothing is settled around Neymar and his transfer saga, but has called for the "drama" and constant talk around it to finally end.
Neymar was heavily linked with a move back to his former club, Barcelona throughout the summer, but despite the two clubs entering into negotiations they could not come to an agreement.
The Brazilian made his first start for PSG this season, scoring the winner against Strasbourg in the 92nd minute and Leonardo now wants the focus to get back on the pitch rather than away from it.
For Leonardo, Neymar made mistakes but worked as expected👇:— Reliquias Brasileiras🇧🇷 (@reliquiasbr) September 16, 2019
Leonardo🗣: “I think Neymar made some mistakes. But he went back to work, trained, always arrived on time, behaved very well. Made a very important game because it was not easy under the conditions he experienced” pic.twitter.com/ryiDxHvEym
"Neymar made mistakes, yes, but when the transfer window ended he came back in a positive way. He showed up on time [for training] after his matches with Brazil and he behaved very well. He played an important game in not easy conditions. And he scored a spectacular goal, in a Hollywood scenario. And, after the match, he made an honest and very good statement," Leonardo said to RMC, as quoted by Goal.
"It's certain that, if we look at what he said word for word, we'll always find things to comment on. And it's true that we can't say today that everything is settled. But you can't make a Mexican telenovela around it all. We have to play and to train. He is now subject to the same internal rules as all the other players. He's here and he's part of the club."
"Neymar is not a bad guy. He's part of the heritage of football, not just PSG. When you look at the squad, and what we have, for sure we are stronger with him," he concluded.
The Brazilian though will be unavailable for PSG as they face Real Madrid in their opening game as he is currently banned due to a three-game suspension.