Stories circulating in the press that Barcelona forward Neymar has held talks with Real Madrid directors over a possible move to the Santiago Bernabeu are rubbish, according to the player’s father.
Some media outlets have claimed the Los Cules striker met with the Los Blancos directors while they were in Switzerland earlier this month for the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
But speaking to Barcelona-based sports paper, Mundo Deportivo, Neymar Sr said such talks never took place and it was all an invention.
“This meeting with Real Madrid is an invention, it’s silly. We were all together in the same hotel, the directors of Barcelona and Real Madrid. “We greeted them, but there was not any meeting. This is an invention,” he commented.
He also went on to confirm that the striker, who finished third in the Ballon d’Or poll behind team mate Leo Messi and Los Blancos striker Cristiano Ronaldo, actually wants to extend his deal at the Camp Nou.
“We have a contract with Barcelona … and Neymar is happy at this club. He wants to renew his contract at the end of the season. I am Neymar’s sole representative and the only one who can negotiate on his behalf,” he stated.