Monday, March 18, 2019

Neymar insists Barcelona and Real Madrid links not ´concrete´

SoccerNews in La Liga 20 Jan 2019

16 Views

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar insists transfer speculation linking him with Real Madrid and Barcelona is not “concrete”.

Neymar has been a constant subject of rumours ever since leaving Barca for PSG in 2017, the French club smashing the world transfer record when bringing him to Ligue 1 for €222million.

Madrid were said to be particularly interested in Neymar last year, but things cooled off before the World Cup and PSG succeeded in keeping their prized asset.

Media reports then claimed earlier this season that Barca were looking to bring him back to Camp Nou – the club going as far as publicly denying claims they had been in contact with Neymar’s father in an attempt to seal a transfer on Tuesday.

The Madrid links have also resurfaced in recent days, but Neymar has dismissed the importance of such stories.

“There is always speculation about me,” he told Canal Plus. “Ever since I became a professional footballer, there has always been speculation that I would quit other clubs.

“But there is nothing concrete. As soon as there is something definitive, be reassured, I will tell everyone.”

Neymar scored twice in Saturday’s 9-0 demolition of Guingamp, and he applauded the impact of coach Thomas Tuchel, whom he values immensely.

“It’s a friendship but, at the same time, a huge mutual respect,” the Brazil star said. “I respect him as a coach, but when we need to talk, we talk.

“I’ve developed a great affection towards him since the first time we spoke. When you have this great affection for your coach, you give your life on the pitch. For him I will do my best to win.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top