Ex-Real Madrid striker Ronaldo Nazario cannot see his fellow Brazilian Neymar leaving Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window.
Ever since completing a world-record €222m move from Barcelona to PSG in 2017, Neymar has been frequently linked with a move to Real.
Now that Zinedine Zidane is back in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real are expected to embark on a massive summer overhaul after a disastrous campaign.
This has brought about fresh speculation over a move for Neymar once more, with Zidane recently opening the door for him to realise his dream of playing alongside Eden Hazard at Real next season.
But the Frenchman’s old team-mate Ronaldo just cannot see Neymar leaving PSG at the moment.
“It’s been dragging on for many years,” said Ronaldo, according to Fox Sports.
“There are many rumours, but I don’t think there’s anything concrete with Real Madrid.
“He’s an incredible player and anyone would like to have him but, from what I see, he’s not on the market.”
Although Neymar himself did refuse to rule out a future move to Los Blancos in March.
“I feel happy in Paris, I am very well here… but, in the future, nobody knows,” said Neymar.
“It is obvious that Real Madrid are a great team, one of the best in the world, I have great respect for them but, today, I see myself in Paris.”
Ronaldo also rose to the defence of the Barcelona team, who have been heavily criticised for their incredible collapse after their three-goal first-leg lead in their Champions League semi-final tie with Liverpool was overturned on Tuesday.
The Blaugrana were thrashed 4-0 at Anfield and went crashing out of the semi-finals with a 4-3 aggregate defeat.
Now, the Catalan giants will resume action on Sunday at Camp Nou against Getafe for their penultimate La Liga game.
Meanwhile, Neymar will look to try and end PSG’s three-match winless run at Angers on Saturday in Ligue 1.