Zinedine Zidane is aware of the rumors linking Neymar to Real Madrid, and he is refusing to rule out the possibility of it. Speaking before the Madrid derby, Zidane was asked about the rumors, but did not dismiss them.
“Neymar is a very good footballer, that’s true,” said Zidane as he prepared for Saturday’s meeting with Atletico. I have the best players here at this club and the same goes for the dressing room. You can only work with and focus on the players that are here. As for the future, who knows?”
The 25-year-old Brazilian became the most expensive player in the world when Paris Saint-Germain dropped €222 million to bring him from Barcelona to the Parc des Princes. However, rumors of his dissatisfaction at the French capital have surfaced and become worldwide news. Rumors of an exit from Paris followed shortly after.
“There’s no debate there really,” Zidane added. “We have to focus on today, on now, who knows what will happen in the future? I’m not going to come out and share my views on a player who doesn’t play here. I respect him [Neymar], he’s a good player, and that’s it.”