Ligue 1 Injuries and off-field antics contribute to fall
Neymar has been in the news more for his off-field antics and injuries than what he does on the pitch in the last few seasons.
The Brazilian has had arguments with teammates, continuous fitness problems and has recently been accused of rape.
His latest injury has ruled him out for this summer’s Copa America and some of his sponsors are considering their position.
Mastercard have already dropped Neymar from their advertising campaign while the likes of Nike and Red Bull are also expected to make statements.
In a footballing sense, Paris Saint-Germain are worried that the value of Neymar as a player is falling from the 222 million euros they paid Barcelona for him in 2017.
According to L’Equipe, Neymar has played just 51.8 percent of matches since joining PSG, which is extremely low when you compare it to the involvement of Lionel Messi (87 percent) and Cristiano Ronaldo (77 percent) in that time.
CIES Football Observatory have lowered his value from 213 million euros at the start of the 2019 to between 120 and 150 million euros now in June.
His latest absence from the Copa America could mean that he drops out of the top 50 nominees for the Ballon d’Or this year.
However, Transfermarkt still maintain Neymar‘s value to be at 180 million euros – the highest during his career.