Sunday, 21 February 2016
Neymar says he is a fan of Ronaldo and want him to join Barcelona
Neymar who was rumoured to be joining Real Madrid revealed this in an interview granted to him.
Long-running contract talks, as well as interest from a number of top clubs, have led to rumours that the Brazilian could be on his way out of the Nou Camp at some point - but he told A Bola that he was more focussed on improving the Catalan club.
He told the Portuguese outlet: "I'm a fan of Cristiano; he's a legend, one of a kind. It would be very good if he played for Barcelona," before the line of questioning switched to the 24-year-old's opinions on a number of top coaches.
With former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola joining Manchester City from the end of the season and highly-regarded Jose Mourinho reportedly close to a move to Manchester United, Neymar was asked if either could convince him to move to the Premier League.
His answer was diplomatic, saying: "I admire them both, I've been following both of their paths for some time. But my coach is Luis Enrique and I defend Barcelona."
He continued to discuss his current team and teammates, claiming: "I think the team is not only this trident, we can be considered one of the best in history. I love playing with my team-mates and I feel very proud to be part of this team. It's difficult [to defend the Champions League], there are great teams, as good as Barcelona. I can only guarantee that we won't lack the determination to try.The striker said.