Neymar arrived in Barcelona on Sunday morning after the Christmas holidays and was in talkative mood. As he was leaving El Prat airport, the Barcelona forward paused to talk to the media, during which he acknowledged Manchester City's interest "yes, yes..." and added: "You never know, life is long." However, Neymar said that contract negotiations with Barcelona are ongoing and that he is "optimistic" over a renewal.
How's your injury? "Fine, fine."
Ronaldinho said you are his heir: "Ronnie is one of the greats, a star. He is the best Brazilian player to have passed through Barcelona."
Titles this year: "I hope we can do it again next year. And even add one more, the sixth."
Contract: "Yes, we're talking about a renewal right now."
Are you optimistic about it? "Yes, of course."
City interest: [Smiles] "Yes, yes."
Guardiola has apparently asked for you at City. Would you go with him? "No, not that."
So you rule out leaving Barcelona? "I don't know, life is long."
But right now? "I don't know either."
So you only see yourself at Barcelona? [Laughs]"I don't know that either."
Pelé criticism: "Pelé can say what he wants, I only talk about my work."