Ligue 1: Neymar more likely to sign new deal with Paris Saint-Germain than make move to Real Madrid, says Brazilian's father

Neymar made his name at Santos before signing for Barcelona in 2013, before the Parisians paid out his release clause of 222 million euros ($251 million) in 2017

Agence France-Presse March 26, 2019 00:01:26 IST
Ligue 1: Neymar more likely to sign new deal with Paris Saint-Germain than make move to Real Madrid, says Brazilian's father
  • Neymar's agent and father poured cold water over speculation the world's most expensive footballer was mulling a transfer and instead suggested a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain was more likely

  • When asked directly about rumours linking Neymar with a move back to La Liga either with Real Madrid or Barcelona the agent laughed off the idea

  • The striker made his name at Santos before signing for Barcelona in 2013, before the Parisians paid out his release clause of 222 million euros ($251 million) in 2017

Rio de Janeiro: Neymar's agent and father poured cold water over speculation the world's most expensive footballer was mulling a transfer and instead suggested a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain was more likely.

Ligue 1 Neymar more likely to sign new deal with Paris SaintGermain than make move to Real Madrid says Brazilians father

File image of PSG forward Neyamr. AP

In an interview with Brazilian website UOL Esporte, the 27-year-old's dad laughed off the idea of a switch to Real Madrid or elsewhere and said his son was more likely to extend his stay in the French capital where he is already under contract until 2022.

When asked directly about rumours linking Neymar with a move back to La Liga either with Real Madrid or Barcelona the agent laughed off the idea.

"It is highly unlikely he will move anywhere. Neymar has switched club only twice in his entire career but for ten years we have been living with speculation of an imminent switch. He's in his second year at PSG already. So there's another three years to come with his first contract, and we're already moving towards a renewal with Paris Saint-Germain," Neymar senior said.

The striker made his name at Santos before signing for Barcelona in 2013, before the Parisians paid out his release clause of 222 million euros ($251 million) in 2017.

Currently recovering from a foot injury he told O Globo in Brazil two weeks ago a move to Madrid was not impossible.

"Anyone who had an offer from someone like Real Madrid would consider it. Right now I'm happy in Paris but in future anything can happen," said the player.

"But don't say I'm going to Madrid. I've already achieved my dream, everyone knows that was Barcelona," he warned.

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