- PSG manager Unai Emery has broken his silence amid the Neymar speculation
- The Brazilian forward is being linked with a transfer to Real Madrid
- Emery says he has spoken to the player and is helping him to adapt at PSG
- READ MORE: Neymar drops hint over prospect of Premier League transfer
Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has responded to transfer speculation involving star player Neymar as he continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Things haven’t gone all the Brazilian’s way since his summer move from Barcelona, with a notable on-pitch bust-up with team-mate Edinson Cavani leading to talk that one of the players could be on their way out.
Don Balon recently reported that Real president Florentino Perez is ready to set aside as much as €500million to cover the cost of the Neymar transfer and his wages, while Sergio Ramos also seemed to back the idea of a move.
‘I like to have the best and Neymar is one of them,’ Ramos told Cadena SER, as translated by Sky Sports. ‘I consider him to be a different player that makes a difference so, if it depended on me, if he came in December we have had a good time. Maybe it was easier for him to go to PSG instead of directly to Real Madrid.’
However, Emery insists he is talking with the 25-year-old and doing all he can to ensure he settles in at the Parc des Princes.
‘When we took him (from Barcelona) it was with one precise goal, the club and the president want him to stay and he’s going to stay here,’ the Spanish tactician was quoted in the Daily Star.
‘I speak to Neymar, and it’s that which is more important than rumours.
‘Adapting is different for each player and more or less quick. We’re doing everything to help him to adapt as well as possible.
‘But the most important thing is the pitch and his performances there.’
Neymar stunned world football when he left Barcelona for PSG in the summer, but he has shown his worth by making a fast start to life in Ligue 1.
It is easy to see, however, why a club like Real Madrid might want him as Cristiano Ronaldo seems to head into decline as he approaches his 33rd birthday.
And while PSG have the financial resources to attract big names like Neymar, they lack the same history and prestige of a name like Real Madrid, which could give Los Blancos confidence of luring him back to Spain in the future.