Barcelona superstar Neymar has quashed any rumours linking him with a summer move to Manchester City by declaring that he prefers rivals Real Madrid to the two-time Premier League champions.
The Brazil international sparked questions over his future at Barcelona after he revealed that he would be ‘honoured’ to play under Pep Guardiola, who will take over from current City boss Manuel Pellegrini at the end of June.
However, in an interview UOL, the 23-year-old announced that he would rather see Real Madrid win than Manchester City.
I’d prefer to see Real Madrid win than Man City.
Neymar has also been heavily linked with a move to the other half of Manchester and his father recently revealed that the ex-Santos winger had been subject of a £140m bid from the Red Devils in the summer.
Having scored 23 goals in 34 appearances for the Catalan giants, Neymar has established himself as one of the world’s most talented footballers and is one of the favourites to win this year’s Ballon d’Or.
Since the Sky Blues made the announcement that Guardiola would replace Pellegrini in the summer, several of Neymar’s teammates have also been linked with moves to the Etihad Stadium – including the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets.