Star forward Neymar has quashed rumours about his transfer from Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and reaffirmed his commitment to the French champions in his quest for silverware. Also Read - Football Transfer Talk: Barcelona Eye Neymar Return For 50m Euros, Look to Replace Antoine Griezmann Under Part-Exchange With PSG | Report
“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,” goal.com quoted Neymar as saying at his charitable “Instituto Neymar’ auction gala. “I won’t change my head about it. I hope we can have a successful season, with new silverware, too,” he added. Also Read - Football Transfer Talk: Cristiano Ronaldo Set to Leave Juventus, Likely to Join Either Manchester United or PSG
The Brazilian further lashed out at the media, saying:”The press enjoys creating rumours, but everyone knows how much I care about PSG.” Also Read - Coronavirus: Spanish Broadcaster Hopeful La Liga Will Resume by July
Neymar, who broke the transfer record in 2017 after making a move to PSG from Barcelona in a 222 million euro deal, was heavily linked with Real Madrid during the summer transfer window this year. The European champions have issued a series of statements in recent weeks denying they have an interest in signing the 26-year-old striker.
His PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe – who was named the best young player of the tournament after helping France win the World Cup – has also been linked with Madrid.
Real Madrid – seeking a replacement for Juventus recruit Cristiano Ronaldo – have been strongly linked with Neymar, though the European champions ruled out an approach for the Brazil international. Madrid president Florentino Perez meanwhile said the club was determined to reinforce its squad following Ronaldo’s departure.