Neymar Jr dismisses Real Madrid speculation, confirms stay at PSG


Neymar Jr has dismissed all speculation about his alleged plans move to the LaLiga club Real Madrid. The Brazilian star striker has confirmed his stay at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Brazilian star footballer Neymar has put all the rumour-mongering to an end as he vehemently denied any plans to leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The 26-year old forward has sworn allegiance to the Ligue 1 champions after putting off all the rife speculations of him leaving the club.

Real Madrid – seeking a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after he moved to Juventus – have been strongly linked with Neymar, though the European champions ruled out talks with for the 26-year-old. “I’ll stay, I have a contract with PSG and I’ve chosen to be there for the challenge, for new things and higher goals,” Neymar is quoted as saying by Fox Sports.

“I won’t change my mind about it. I hope we can have a successful season, with new silverware, too. The press enjoys creating rumours, but everyone knows how much I care about PSG.”

Neymar’s possible return to Spain ruled the headlines at the end of 2017-18. Neymar’s PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe – who was named best young player as he helped France win the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia  – has also been linked Real Madrid.

Neymar, however, will reunite with the 19-year-old sensation under new PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel. “He’s a phenomenon, a great player. We knew that for a while, I am with him on a daily basis and know just how much quality he has. I’m very happy for him for the World Cup, for the title,” Neymar added. “I believe he can also fight [to be one of the best players in the world] in the next few years. It’ll be nice to meet him again, we’ve been talking daily, even during the World Cup.”

Neymar also felt ecstatic about the Italian legend goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who will join PSG after a 17-year long illustrious career with Serie A giants Juventus. “It’ll be an honour to share the dressing room with a goalkeeper as great as Buffon, for his history and for the person he is. He has a lot to offer us, lots of experience.”

Neymar’s national side crashed out of the quarter-finals of the recently concluded World Cup in Russia, losing 2-1 to third-placed Belgium.