Zidane downplays Madrid’s links with Neymar

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has downplayed the recent speculations linking Real Madrid with a move for Brazil international and PSG forward Neymar in the summer.

Neymar has been recuperating from an injury in recent months after fracturing his metatarsal in the UEFA Champions League game against Real Madrid back in February. The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, this coming at a period when Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted that the Brazilian has a better chance of winning the Ballon d’Or in a Madrid jersey.

However, in the course of an interview, Zidane played down the links with Neymar, whilst noting that the club was more focused on their upcoming games. rather than on transfers.

‘I don’t know, I don’t think so,’ Zidane said on Neymar moving to Real.

‘What we are thinking about at the moment is the Champions League final.

‘I am not going there, because we are focusing on the season and the rest we will talk about later.’

Real Madrid have a date against Liverpool in the UCL final in Kiev on May 26 in their quest to win the UCL thrice in a row, although they’ll have to close off their 2017/18 league campaign with games against Villareal and Celta Vigo.

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