Unai Emery is confident Neymar will stay at Paris Saint-Germain beyond this season, despite ongoing reports of interest from Real Madrid.
The Brazilian attacker has been the star in the French capital since making the €222 million move from Barcelona last summer, scoring 20 goals in 20 Ligue 1 games before suffering an injury in March that has sidelined him since.
PSG’s elimination from the Champions League by Real Madrid has only added to the suspicion that Neymar wants to unite with the Spanish capital club and will look for a way out this summer.
However, the former Santos star is most likely to stay in France and could return to the field for them this season if his recovery continues smoothly.
“I see Neymar in Paris next season, the Neymar-PSG partnership is going to continue,” Emery told Cadena COPE.
“He’s happy here, it’s normal for other teams to be interested in him.
“I spoke with Neymar two or three weeks ago. The players talk between them and have direct communication with the club, there are specific moments to talk with him. He is recovering and could play a game before the end of the season.”