After turning away the advances of Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain in the summer, Neymar says he cannot imagine leaving Barcelona.
The Brazilian sensation, who made four assists and scored in Barca’s opening 7-0 Champions League victory against Celtic midweek, signed a new contract in June that will keep him at the Nou Camp until 2021.
Agent Wagner Ribeiro recently revealed that both PSG and United were prepared to break the world transfer record to land Neymar this summer – with PSG willing to offer him €40million (N14 billion) per year tax free, as well as a private jet and a stake in a global hotel business.
However, after pledging his future to the La Liga champions, the 24 year-old cannot see himself playing for another club.
‘I don’t see myself away from Barca. It’s not something I’ve pictured yet,’ he said at a sponsor event on Thursday. ‘I feel like an important part of the team and hopefully I can help them more and more.’
Regarding PSG’s reported proposal, he said: ‘I cannot confirm that because I don’t like talking about figures. I’ve already said that, yes, I was in talks with many different teams and I chose to stay here, where I feel at home.
‘As I said, I belong to Barca and I’m really happy here.’