‘Zero chance of Neymar joining Madrid’

Neymar Sr insists there is “zero” chance of his son joining Real Madrid as the forward is “very happy” at Barcelona.

Wagner Ribeiro, one of Neymar’s representatives, claimed last week that three clubs were willing to pay the Brazilian’s €190m release clause, with Madrid believed to be one of the trio, but the player’s father has now refuted the idea of him crossing the Clasico divide.

“The owners of Neymar are Barcelona. Any offers that arrive must go through Barcelona,” he told Fox Brasil.

“We don’t have to talk about it because Neymar is under contract and the club know everything.

“The speculation is huge and it’s clear that Neymar is always involved in it. The fans know that several clubs are interested in their player, but that doesn’t mean we’re talking to anyone or trying something.

“The fans have already spoken more than 10,000 times about my son, plus Neymar is under contract with Barcelona and has two more years [on his contract]. That’s certain.

“He must fulfil his contract with Barcelona. Neymar is very happy [there], but the speculation will continue for a long time and the fans have become used to it.

“The possibility [of Neymar joining Madrid] is zero. I respect [Wagner] a lot, but besides myself, the only person who can talk about Neymar’s career is the player.

“We also know that Wagner works with other big players such as Lucas Lima, among others.”

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