Real Madrid's Neymar talk not nice for Cristiano Ronaldo, says PSG director

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The Spanish side's president pontificated on the hypothetical scenario of signing the Brazilian, much to the French club's chagrin

PSG sporting director Antero Henrique insists that Real Madrid should not have spoken about Neymar, as it is not "nice" for Cristiano Ronaldo!

Real president Florentino Perez appeared to kick the hornet's nest earlier this month, on the day that Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or, by claiming that Neymar would have a better chance of winning the prize if he played at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Being in Madrid would make it easier to win the Ballon d'Or," he said.

“Real Madrid is a club which gives all you need as a big player, everyone knows that I already wanted to sign him at one point.”

Henrique says that Perez's words came at an inopportune time for Ronaldo, telling Le Parisien: "Talking about a player from another club on the same day Cristiano Ronaldo picked up his fifth Ballon d'Or was not very nice for his own player."

The 49-year-old, who formerly worked with Porto, is convinced that Neymar is happy in France following his eye-watering €222 million move to Parc des Princes in the summer, and has thus refused to entertain the possibility of a transfer.

"Neymar is happy," he added. "He loves the club and is doing very well here. It is not a question of money, it is a question of stability.

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"Neymar has accepted our vision. He is very ambitious and PSG offered him the space to work on these ambitions."

PSG currently lead Ligue 1 by nine points, with Neymar scoring 11 goals and providing nine assists in 13 games.

The French club, ironically, will face Real in the Champions League Round of 16.

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