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Neymar he celebrates after scoring a goal for Paris Saint-Germain. He says he will play in the Premier League one day / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
Brazil and PSG star, Neymar, has opened the door to playing in the Premier League one day, responding positively when asked by Benjamin Mendy.
The Manchester City defender was one of a number of high profile current and former players to ask Neymar questions on his Youtube channel.
And Mendy went straight to the point, saying: ‘Neymar Jnr, answer me in French. Do you think you’ll one day play in the Premier League?’
The 26-year-old replied: ‘It’s a big competition, one of the greatest in the world.
“We don’t know what will happen tomorrow but I believe that every great player, at least one day, has to play in the Premier League.
“If you’re playing there, I hope you can keep enjoying the Premier League, because you deserve only the best.’
Having moved to PSG from Barcelona for a record-breaking fee of £198million in 2017, Neymar is targeting Champions League success in Paris.
But his admission that a move to the Premier League could one day interest him will be of interest to the heavy hitters in England’s top flight.
Mendy’s team-mate Gabriel Jesus was another to ask a question of his compatriot.
“When will he play FIFA against me? He always runs,’ he joked. To which Neymar responded: ‘Hey Gab, challenge accepted!’
Former Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez wanted to know why the lethal forward changes his hairstyle so much.
Neymar answered: ‘I don’t know, I always like to change things and the hair is the first thing that I like to change that pleases me. And, well, I don’t know why I like to fool around!’
And David Beckham pleaded the striker to come to play for his Miami franchise: “When you finish playing in Europe, will you come to Miami please?
“David, it’s done! I’ll come to Miami, your city, your team,’ Neymar promised.