Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar stormed out of the mixed zone on Wednesday after he was asked a question about links to Real Madrid.
The Brazilian spoke to journalists at the Parc des Princes after he played a starring role in the team’s 7-1 thumping of Celtic in the UEFA Champions League, netting two goals. But when he was asked about Los Blancos, the former Barcelona man responded by saying, per David F. Sanchidrian of AS: “For f–k’s sake. Have you got nothing else to talk about?”
There has been some speculation linking the forward with a return to Spain, with Francesc Aguilar of Mundo Deportivo recently reporting Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has spoken to Neymar’s father about a potential future transfer.
PA Sport recently reported Neymar told former Barcelona team-mates Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique he regretted making the switch to Ligue 1.
It appears as though the man himself is fed up with the speculation, though, as was evident in the way he responded to the question on Wednesday.
After all, the forward is less than halfway through his first season as a PSG player, having made the move from Barcelona in the summer for a world-record fee. And while some reports may have suggested he isn’t content with life in the French capital, his performances on the pitch say otherwise.
Neymar has lived up to the billing since arriving at the Parc des Princes, bringing the productivity that made him such a success at Barcelona to Paris
The forward will always command a huge degree of attention, and a possible switch to Real Madrid is a talking point for journalists.
Still, as Williams noted, there has been so much speculation engulfing Neymar since he arrived in Paris that it’s not a shock to see him decide against answering questions about it.