Neymar backs 'Golden Boy' Kylian Mbappe to become an all-time great

Neymar backs 'Golden Boy' Kylian Mbappe to become an all-time great

Neymar backs 'Golden Boy' Kylian Mbappe to become an all-time great

The Brazilian joined Paris Saint-Germain for £198million in the summer of 2017 from Barcelona but links with a move back to Spain have been constant ever since.

The 27-year-old has been sidelined for the reigning French Ligue 1 champions due to an injury to his metatarsal bone.

"I'm not saying I'm going to play for Madrid".

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric halted the decade-long domination of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when he was named as World Player of the Year for 2018, but Ferdinand believes France star Mbappe is the successor in waiting to the two giants of the modern game.

"Real is one of the biggest clubs in the world", Neymar told Globo.

"I feel happy in Paris, I am very well here. but, in the future, nobody knows", Neymar continued. "Any player that Real Madrid wanted would be attracted to play there".

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"It looked like Neymar would be the man when he was coming through at Barcelona and then made the world record move to PSG, but Mbappe is moving ahead of him in my view".

"For the love of God, I am not speaking about playing for Madrid, calm down", he insisted.

"Nowadays I'm very happy [at PSG]". But no one knows the future, " he said. As much as he wants to stay in the club, he has to leave. 'A footballer's life is very fast.

"It is obvious that Real Madrid are a great team, one of the best in the world, I have great respect for them but, today, I see myself in Paris".

Paris Saint-Germain will make a last-minute decision on the fitness of Edinson Cavani for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Tuesday.


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