Neymar joins PSG in Shenzhen

Thomas Tuchel could have Brazil star Neymar available for Saturday's Trophee des Champions game with Monaco after he arrived in Shenzhen.

Neymar's last appearance for PSG came in February when he fractured a bone in his foot against Marseille. (File Photo)   -  AFP

Neymar has arrived in China ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's first competitive game under new coach Thomas Tuchel.PSG faces Ligue 1 rival Monaco in the Trophee des Champions in Shenzhen on Saturday.

Neymar's last appearance for PSG came in February when he fractured a bone in his foot against Marseille. The injury subsequently ruled Neymar out for the rest of the domestic season, but the 26-year-old recovered in time to travel to the World Cup with Brazil.

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Tite's men were knocked out at the quarterfinal stage by Belgium, however, with Neymar only able to contribute two goals at the tournament.

The world's most expensive footballer has a chance to move on this weekend, though, and he could be in line to face Monaco after PSG confirmed he has joined his teammates in China.

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