Neymar will ‘2,000 percent’ be at Paris Saint Germain next season, club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has vowed.
The Brazil forward brushed aside speculation over his future by bagging a brace in the Ligue 1 leaders’ 4-0 win against Montpellier on Saturday in a game that saw Edinson Cavani become the club’s record goalscorer.
Former Barcelona star, Neymar, has been linked with a move back to Spain, with PSG ‘s Champions League last-16 opponents, Real Madrid, reportedly interested in signing the 25-year-old.
However, after the game, Al-Khelaifi told l’Equipe: ‘When I listen to the rumours, I smile because it is not true.
‘We have Neymar, he is very happy here, he is happy to score. We signed five years here. It’s been four months. I do not think he wants to leave.
‘He is a fantastic player. There is a link between him and the fans. The link with Real? It makes me laugh when I listen to that. These are rumours. You ask me to answer rumours.
‘All is well, we have a very big game against Real Madrid. It’s important to focus on this game and not listen to the rumours. We do not want to enter the game of the Spanish press. Will he be there 100 percent next season? Not 100 percent, but 2000 percent.’
Cavani opened the scoring in the 11th minute to surpass Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s haul of 156 goals and set a new record for the Parisian club.