PSG chief accuses Real Madrid of underhanded tactics in Neymar pursuit

David Cooper - Writer 17:16 14/09/2018
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Real Madrid have come under criticism from Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi for their pursuit of Neymar.

Los Blancos have made no effort to hide their interest in the Brazilian and the PSG chief has now taken a jibe at the Spanish giants for their ‘behind the scenes’ moves to secure his signature.

“To be a realist it’s a bit frustrating, because it isn’t fair that other clubs or someone talks to our players,” he told Marca at the launch of the Ligue 1 champions’ partnership with Michael Jordan’s Nike brand.

“We don’t like it at all and we’ve talked about it at the time with Real Madrid. We have a good relationship and they say they respect PSG, I hope that is true.

“We respect Real Madrid and their president, Florentino Perez, but I believe that it’s important for everyone that we don’t work behind the scenes…. I don’t know if you catch my drift.”

Madrid have been desperate to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Juventus over the summer, and Neymar has topped their list of potential heirs to the Portuguese’s throne at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“If there is something, it is better that we talk, talk with Florentino Perez or with whoever and we say what we like and what we don’t like,” Al-Khelaifi added.

“It is what we expect from all clubs, not just Real Madrid. To kill each other is not how PSG works and I hope that other clubs won’t do the same to us.”

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