Neymar: I’m staying at PSG and I won’t change my mind


Paris: Neymar has quashed reports about his future by insisting he will remain at Paris Saint-Germain next season.
The Brazilian has been linked with a return to La Liga with Real Madrid, who are chasing a high-profile recruit after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
However, the £198 million world record signing says he is committed to the project in the French capital. He said.
“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 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 had a frustrating World Cup as histrionics and play-acting cast him as a villain in Russia. He scored two goals and assisted another as Brazil crashed out in the quarter-finals to Belgium.
But he is already looking forward to linking up with club team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who played a starring role as France lifted the trophy.
“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 said.
“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.”
PSG reclaimed the Ligue 1 title last season, although Neymar missed the end of the campaign with a fractured metatarsal.
The French giants now hope to improve their record in the Champions League, having bowed out in the last 16 in the past two seasons, with legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon recruited to add resolve to their backline.
Neymar added: “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.”


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