Neymar's father: Neymar to Madrid? I can't talk about something that doesn't exist

Interview with Fox Sports Brazil

Posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 by

Neymar's father: Neymar to Madrid? I can't talk about something that doesn't exist

Rumours continue to circulate that Neymar could end up at Real Madrid, but the player's father has sought to put a definitive end to them.

During an interview, Neymar Sr. denied there was any interest from Los Blancos to purchase the 25-year-old.

"How can I answer that?" he said to Fox Sports Brazil when the question was put to him.

"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 commented in a tone that left nobody in any doubt as to his annoyance.

However, he didn't close the door either.

"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 Sr. also referred to the words of his son, who said he could eventually return to Brazil and wear the Flamengo shirt.

"He himself talked about that," the player's father noted.

"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."

When Neymar cried at Tite's words recently, it showed his human side according to his father.

"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..."

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