Interviewed in the mixed zone at the end of the victory of Paris SG against Montpellier (4-0, 23rd day of Ligue 1), Neymar and Nasser Al-Khelaïfi responded to rumors of the Brazilian’s departure to Real Madrid.
In Spain and France, Neymar (25) has been in the news for a few days. On the other side of the Pyrenees, it is the interest of Real Madrid about the Brazilian who makes the news.
Here in France, it is his attitude and his so-called spleen in Paris SG that is evoked. At the end of the big victory of the club of the capital against Montpellier (4-0, 23rd day of Ligue 1), it is first of all the president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi who is mounted in the slot to sweep away a hand the rumor of a departure from the international auriverde to Casa Blanca this summer.
« When I listen (the transfer rumors), I smile because it’s not true. We have Neymar, he is very happy here, he is happy to score. We signed five years here. It’s been four months, I do not think he wants to leave or he thinks to leave, « said the Paris boss before continuing.
« We have a great game to play. These rumors are strategic, tactical. We are focused on these matches, we are concentrated, we do not want to listen to the media and the rumors of transfer window. He is a fantastic player, the fans wanted to show their affection. They like it. There is a link between him and the fans. The link with Real? It makes me laugh when I listen to that. These are rumors; you ask me to respond to rumors, « he said before being very clear.
« I am very happy here »
« Neymar he is very happy here. He plays fantastically. He has a five-year contract. All is well, we have a very big game against Real Madrid, it’s tactical. It’s important to focus on this game and not listen to the rumors. To stay together. We do not want to enter the game of the Spanish press. Will he be there 100% next season? Not 100%, at 2000%, « he said. A very strong sentence. A few minutes later, it was the No. 10 Rouge et Bleu himself who faced the journalists.
« I’m quiet, I’m happy here with my partners. I think I have good statistics, that’s why I came here, to write the story, push my limits. Speculation will always exist! Rumors exist since Santos and it will continue like that for a long time. All mercatos, my name comes out. I can not escape it. I’m happy, that means I’m good, I play well, because all the good players are always announced on the start. It is not only me in this situation in the world of football, but today, we only talk about me! He concluded. The focus was worth the detour!