Speaking exclusively to RMC, PSG Sporting Director Leonardo provided an update on the future of Brazilian attacker Neymar.
There are lots of rumours swirling around the state of Neymar’s fitness/health. What is your reaction?
Things are simple, Neymar was checked up on by the greatest doctors and surgeons in the world at the beginning of the season and his 5th metatarsal fracture has completely healed. Neymar’s injury is completely fixed.
Rumours also suggested that he had been left out of the 1st team squad.
It is false. He has not been left out of the 1st team squad. He is following a personalised fitness programme. He is a PSG player, he still has another 3 years contract in Paris, we cannot forget that. We have to analyse everything, we need to make sure everything is sorted before he can play again.
On Sunday, there were very tough reactions at the Parc des Princes against him and a lot of anger from the fans…
Neymar has made mistakes. You know, me, I did not know him before. As the days go by, I am getting to know him. And I honestly think that he is a good boy who is good at heart. And on the pitch, he is an extraordinary player.
There have been negotiations, discussions with some clubs in recent hours. What can you tell us about this?
There are discussions for his future as you know today but there is nothing advanced.