Ronaldo speaks on Neymar's transfer to Real Madrid

Thursday, 17 May, 2018

Meanwhile, earlier reported that the Brazil talisman is frustrated with the growing rumours linking his future to Real Madrid and Manchester United. They are unlikely to sell unless the Spanish club convincingly tops the price they paid to take Neymar to the Parc des Princes.

The player's father, Neymar Santos also reportedly in contact with Real Madrid to force through a move away from PSG. In an interview with TyC Sports, Messi said: "It would be awful [if Neymar moved to Madrid] because of everything he means to Barcelona. And on a footballing level Madrid would be much stronger than they already are".

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor also spoke of his commitment to Barcelona, saying he believes he can achieve all his dreams with the Catalan club.

Messi and Ronaldo are without doubt the greatest players of the current era and arguably of all time, but there is a long standing debate about who among the two is better.

Rivaldo is still reeling from their failure to win the competition on home soil back in 2014, but believes Brazil are heading to Russian Federation as the front-runners and that Neymar can make a name for himself by delivering the trophy for his country.

"I am not tempted to leave Barcelona". "His teams are used to playing [with offensive style] and at PSG, we also have players who like to play, so it's a good basis to start". Every year I fight to win everything.

The Brazilian has refused to address the speculation and said he is concentrating on recovering from a foot injury in time for next month's World Cup.

The Premier League heavyweights' interest in Neymar isn't new, with the club attempting to sign him on previous occasions as well.

"It's a weight that we carry and we want to overcome it", he said.