Football News: The speculation about the transfer of Brazilian superstar Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain to Real Madrid is getting more ignition with every passing day.
Neymar is currently not my player: Zidane
While everyone is excited to know first-hand reports about the transfer, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane stays put and does not want to share any type of feelings regarding the transfer news.
This is because Zidane believes that the speculation about the possible transfer news can provide as a distraction for the team who will be facing Liverpool for the Champions League final next month.
Madrid still has three La Liga games in their hand before they play in the Champions League final on May 26 in Kiev, Ukraine.
When the issue of transfer of Neymar rose in Tuesday’s post-training news conference, Zidane said, "[Neymar] is not my player. I am not getting into this. I am just concerned with finishing the season well."
Neymar had earlier switched to PSG last summer from Barcelona for a world record €222 million. But however due to poor playing conditions in the French league and lack of competition, Neymar has decided to leave the club.
From the beginning Spanish giants, Real Madrid was hoped as a possible destination for Neymar. However, due to the huge transfer value, Madrid stop pursuing the Brazilian. But current reports from local media suggest that Los Blancos president Florentino Perez has decided to renew his pursuit for Neymar.
In Monday’s edition of TV gossip show “El Chiringuito de Jugones”, the former Marca editor Eduardo Inda claimed that Neymar’s deal with Madrid is “almost finalized” and the transfer value would be in between €260m-€300m.
On Wednesday morning a similar story was printed on the front cover of AS with the headline “Neymar is negotiating with Real Madrid”.
It is also claimed by AS that ex-Madrid and Brazil forward Ronaldo is acting as an intermediary for the negotiation. Ronaldo currently does some ambassadorial work for Real Madrid.
Former German football and ex-Madrid midfielder Paul Breitner has taken it for granted that Neymar will be playing at the Bernabeu next season.
"Neymar will be very important next year for Real Madrid," Breitner told German station Sport 1, and the quotes were picked up by Marca.