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Neymar to Real Madrid? Casemiro would ‘welcome’ his Brazil teammate

World’s most expensive footballer denies he is unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain

Is Neymar unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain? If so he would be “welcome” to join his Brazilian teammate Casemiro at Real Madrid. 

After signing for PSG in August for a world-record transfer fee of £200, the former Barcelona star has been at the centre of reports of a rift with his coach Unai Emery and fellow striker Edinson Cavani, prompting him to ask the media to stop writing about his PSG future.

According to Sky Sports, the 25-year-old was left in tears when speaking at a press conference following Brazil’s 3-1 win over Japan in Lille on Friday.

“I want to ask you to stop creating stories which are not true,” he said. “I want to say what I think. I’m totally realistic and what I don’t like is these false stories about me.

“There is nothing bothering me at my club. I’m here because I asked to be here. It’s going really well. I’m really happy here and motivated. I’m a player who wants to give everything on the pitch.

“What bothers me is everyone creating stories about me, with my coach and with Cavani. These things are not real. It’s not true.”

If he did ever leave, Neymar's Brazil teammate Casemiro would like to see him at Real Madrid.

After Brazil’s 0-0 draw with England last night, Casemiro told Spain's Cope radio station: “He’s a star. He knows what he’s doing. He’s a great player and he’ll always be welcome at Real Madrid. I hope he comes, but he’s happy at his club.” 

Sparking more rumours about his future, Mundo Deportivo reported last week that Neymar’s father had met with Real officials about a possible transfer from PSG.

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