Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has issued a warning to the club’s players, stating he will no longer put with any “celebrity behaviour”.
The Ligue 1 champions have long suffered from rumours of unrest in the playing squad, dating as far back as early 2018 when Edinson Cavani and Neymar reportedly had to be separated in the dressing room following an argument over penalty taking duties – though Uruguay international Cavani would dismiss these as ‘greatly exaggerated’.
Al-Khelaifi is no longer willing to stand for any such behaviour from the club’s star-studded squad in future however, telling France Football: “I do not want to have any celebrity behaviour anymore.
“Players will have to assume their responsibilities even more than before.
“It must be completely different. They will have to do more, work more.
“They are not here to please themselves. If they do not agree, the doors are open. Ciao!”
His statement arrives at a time when two of the club’s most prized assets have been linked with moves away from the French capital, with Neymar heavily rumoured with a return to Barcelona as well as fierce rivals Real Madrid.