NEYMAR has hinted that the Premier League does not interest him – having been turned off by the game’s physicality.
Few English teams have ever been linked with the Paris Saint-Germain winger.
And it appears any interested party would have a lot of work to do to convince him of a move to the Premier League.
Neymar told the Mail: “I do not get to watch a lot of the Premier League.
“But I have heard that there’s a lot of physical contact involved in the game.
“But the French league also has too much physical contact!”
Neymar has enjoyed plenty of success against English teams in a handful of Champions League encounters.
In six meetings with Manchester City, the winger has won five times with a pair of wins over Arsenal and a lone victory against Liverpool and Manchester United.
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But the 28-year-old was left furious with the rough treatment doled out to him by Scott McTominay in his most recent trip to the British Isles.
Following years of rumours about a return to Barcelona, Neymar is reportedly nearing a new contract agreement with PSG.
There are fears top French clubs will have to sell star players amid a financial crisis in TV rights money.
But Les Parisiens are keen to press on after reaching last year’s Champions League final, with Neymar hungry to go all the way this time around.
I want to win the Champions League with PSG – and the World Cup with Brazil national team.
Kylian Mbappe recently referred to him as the ‘best in the world’ and a World Cup crown is also on his agenda.
Neymar continued: “I want to win the Champions League with PSG – and the World Cup with Brazil national team.
“Off the pitch… I think that 2020 changed our hopes and expectations, right?
“The pandemic forced us to think differently, so I think that I’d really like to be able to hug everyone like we used to do before all of this happened.”