Neymar Brushes Aside Madrid Speculation and Vows to Stay At PSG

Brazilian forward Neymar dismissed all the speculations of him moving to Real Madrid this season and confirmed his commitment with his current club Paris Saint-Germain.

Football news: The Brazilian forward wants to stay with the Ligue 1 side and has no plans of leaving

Real Madrid were previously trying to lure Neymar out from PSG to replace their star man Cristiano Ronaldo, who had recently joined the Italian side Juventus. However recently the Spanish side had ruled out aby approach to get the 26-year-old Brazilian.

Former Barcelona player’s future was topping the headlines towards the end of 2017-18 season and there was intense talks of him returning to Spain after spending just a year in France.

However Neymar’s confirmation of staying with the Ligue 1 holders after the World Cup in Russia, where Brazil were knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals, would put smile on the face of PSG board and fans.

"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," Neymar told Fox Sports.

"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."

Another player from PSG, the 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe won the best young player in the World Cup as he helped France lift the trophy, was also linked to a move to Madrid.

Neymar is currently relishing the opportunity to reunite with the young football sensation as both the players will play under Thomas Tuchel, the new coach of PSG.

"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 added.

"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."

Neymar also spoke highly about Italian legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who had switched clubs from Juventus to Paris Saint-Germain this season.

Neymar said, "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."