But rumours have reared their head again with French paper Liberation reporting Neymar Sr travelled from Paris to Brazil to speak to Zahavi to try and force through a summer switch.
"It is an honour - without my teammates, I would never have been able to win this award".
Accepting the prize, Neymar said: "I would like to thank all my team-mates, the whole team".
Neymar has had numerous fallouts with manager Unai Emery and, although he is leaving at the end of the month, it hasn't changed the Brazilian's desir toe end his spell in Ligue 1 after just one year. However, the sheer depth of their pockets will be put to the test, with PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi set on keeping Neymar in Paris for another season.
The former FC Barcelona forward is likely to cost Jose Mourinho's side over £200 million (R3.32 billion) in the current market, but the English team has apparently offered to match Neymar's £30 million (R498 million) a year wage he is now receiving at the Parc des Princes.
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According to reports, Neymar has told his teammates that he won't return to PSG after the World Cup in Russian Federation. I want to congratulate the other three finalists, who show that French football has unmistakeable talent.
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And he has already led the French club to a treble this season, but crashed out of the Champions League at the second round stage in February.
"So when I look back at all those great events here in Paris, I can only say these things purely out of my heart". I have changed universe. In the overall assessment, it's a good season that ended up being a little spoiled by the injury I had.
But has the 26-year-old played his last game in PSG colours?