*PSG hit-man, Neymar
Aside entertaining the world with an amazing football talent, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club in France has displayed his generous personality with a donation of 5million Brazilian Real, which is about (£775,000/$950,000) to charity to fight coronavirus (COVID-19).
The PSG star has been unveiled as the generous figure who split the sum between UNICEF and a benefit fund in his home nation of Brazil. The Paris Saint-Germain star split the donation between UNICEF and a benefit fund in his home nation of Brazil to aid in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Neymar had made the generous gesture without putting his name to it, however, Brazilian television Channel SBT revealed that the national team striker was behind the donation.
The revelation was made on SBT programme Fofocolizando, which said: “He preferred not to publicly disclose the donation, so we’re telling everyone, because we like to talk when a person does something nice. We have this information, we really think it’s a very cool, very positive attitude, and one that serves as an incentive for other sportsmen, for other personalities.”
It comes as teams and players around the world make gestures and donations in the battle against coronavirus, including forgoing large parts of their salaries to either donate to charity or ensure non-playing members of club staff are not laid off, with football postponed around the world to try and stop the virus spreading.
Meanwhile, Neymar we understand is reportedly preparing himself for a summer departure and a return to Barcelona. The Brazilian signed for the Parisians in the summer of 2017 for a world record fee of £199m. But his time in France, despite two Ligue 1 titles and a third imminent this season, has been overshadowed by constant reports linking him with a move back to the club from where he joined PSG and the 28-year-old is gearing himself up for a return to the Nou Camp, according to Spanish outlet, Sport.