Neymar Sr. insisted that Barcelona is still in control of the forward, who still has two years to run on his contract at the Camp Nou.
“Barcelona own Neymar. He has a contract with Barca and any other offer that arrives must come in through them. He’s still under contract with the club and they know everything that’s going on.
“There’s lots of speculation and it’s clear he’s become mixed up in all that. People know that there are various clubs interested in him for his football, but they don’t want to say that he’s talking to them or having any dealings.
“People have said 10,000 different things about my son. Neymar has a contract at Barcelona, and he has two years left. That’s the only certainty. He has to obey that contract. Besides, he’s happy at the club. The speculation will go on, like it has been for a while, but everyone’s used it by now,” he said.
He also shut down claims by Neymar’s former agent, Wagner Ribeiro of interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and also Real Madrid.
“Go to Madrid? I think the probability is zero,” he said. Asked about Ribeiro, Neymar Sr. added: “We respect him a lot but, aside from myself, the only person who can talk about Neymar’s career is Neymar himself.”