Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has reportedly opted against forcing through a transfer to Real Madrid this summer.
According to AS, Neymar is ‘very clear’ on his future being at Madrid, who have showed ‘a mutual interest’, but ‘the only obstacle’ remains PSG’s owner and the Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Furthermore, while Los Blancos could tempt the French giants with ‘an offer they cannot refuse’, they would not be prepared to negotiate.
Consequently, the newspaper notes the Brazilian ‘will not declare rebellion’ and is prepared to stay at Parc des Princes for another season, providing Madrid are at ‘the end of the tunnel’.
AS also quotes a source close to the former Barcelona attacker as saying ‘it’s better to leave in a year’s time than not go at all.’
Neymar became the world’s most expensive player last summer when PSG paid €222m to release him from his Barca contract.
However, it is understood that the 26-year-old is unhappy with life in Ligue 1, the publication explaining he finds it ‘low in quality and dirty’.