Barcelona star forward Neymar was linked to a move to big clubs this summer. However, the Brazilian international’s father has ruled out a move to Real Madrid amid reported interest from Zidane and Florentino Perez.
Neymar who is considered a successor for Lionel Messi has a contract with the Catalan Club till 2018 and reports suggest that the player could very well extend his contract till 2022.
In an interview to Fox Sports Brasil, Neymar Sr. said: “The possibility of him ending up there (Real Madrid) is zero.
“Neymar’s owners are Barcelona. Any proposals, any notifications, or any formality that comes in respect to Neymar, without question passes through Barcelona and Barcelona alone.
“He’s still under contract with the club and they know everything that’s going on.
“There’s lots of speculation and it’s clear he’s become mixed up in all that. People know that there are various clubs interested in him for his football, but they don’t want to say that he’s talking to them or having any dealings.
“People have said 10,000 different things about my son. Neymar has a contract at Barcelona, and he has two years left. That’s the only certainty. He has to obey that contract – besides, he’s happy at the club.
“The speculation will go on, like it has been for a while, but everyone’s used it by now.”
Neymar has won two La Liga titles, a Champions League and two Copa del Rey trophies at Barcelona since his move to the Catalan club back in 2013. He has scored 24 goals last season as the club did a domestic double despite having a below-par Champions League and Neymar has become an invaluable part of the club.