In a recent interview, Neymar Snr. has squashed rumours of any transfer deal that will see his son move to the Spanish capital.
“How can I answer that? I can’t talk about something that doesn’t exist. How can he go to Real Madrid? What sort of a question is that?,” he told Fox Sports Brazil when he was quizzed.
In a different tone, he made remarks that suggested he was not completely shutting the doors on a possible move.
“Today we don’t have that thought [that Neymar signs for Real Madrid] he continued. Answering that is feeding an idea that is not possible, I simply can’t talk about a negotiation that could happen in five or six years time. Neymar has a long contract with Paris Saint-Germain and has only just arrived. We are three months in and already a move is being talked about.
It’s difficult for people to respond to this type of thing.”
Neymar Snr. then concurred the words of his son, who said he could eventually return to Brazil and wear the Flamengo shirt.
“He himself talked about that. Neymar has an international career and at the moment I see it would be difficult to leave Europe. Our job is to keep Neymar’s career at where he dreamed of playing. That was in Europe and he is there, and he will develop his football there. He can reach Palmeiras, Flamengo or Santos of course, but I can’t foresee it at this moment,” the player’s father noted.
He further explained that Neymar cried at Tite’s words because he is only human.
“Neymar had a lot of feelings at the time that he was asked to speak,” he said. People have to realise they need to be careful. The media are there to give news. On the other hand, they have a human being in front of them and not everything that is said is true. There comes a time when, however much experience Neymar has, however strong he is, there will be emotional moments. You saw that came at the press conference because Tite really knows him, they live together, they work together,” he said.
Maybe this interview will further cool down the rumours involving Neymar Jnr. and Real Madrid.