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Neymar says he feels at home in Barcelona

FC Barcelona Training Session and Press Conference Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona superstar Neymar Jr. is enjoying a very good last few days following his spectacular performance in the Champions League victory against Celtic. The Brazilian had been on the headlines all week not only for his football, but because of his agent's shocking revelations of a spectacular offer from Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar appeared in an event of one of Barça's sponsors, and he was asked about the reported €40 million/year salary offered by PSG, as well as a hotel chain and even a private jet. But the Brazilian said no to the French club and signed a contract extension with the Blaugrana, and he explained the reason behind his decision.

"Yes, we had discussions with many people, not just one [with PSG]. But I decided to stay at Barca because I feel at home here. I'm happy with my teammates and I'm Barça man.

"I can't confirm the numbers given by Wagner Ribeiro because I don't like talking about figures. Like I've said I was in talks with many teams, [PSG] wasn't the only one. But I decided to stay here; I'm happy here.

"I don't see myself away from Barcelona. It's something I can't imagine because I feel at home. I'm really happy here. I feel important, like everyone in the team, and I hope that I can keep helping the team. I think it's going to be a great season for me and the team."

Source: Diario Sport

Neymar was also asked about the FIFA Ballon D'Or award, which many think the Brazilian could win one day. But Ney says he's not really interested in winning the Golden Ball, and thinks that his teammate Lionel Messi should win it every year:

"I hope to be among the three Ballon d'Or finalists. It's difficult to win it. If in the end I've never won one, it doesn't matter because I will be next to the best player in the world, Messi.

"For me it's easy to play with Messi, when you play with the best in the world, as you've seen, it's easy. And to be able to take free-kicks [like against Celtic] is a sign of the companionship. We understand each other really well, with Luis Suarez, too, and that helps us.

"Sometimes the best doesn't win. If the best always won, Messi wouldn't have to participate any more, I'd be out and they'd have to give another one to him."

Source: Diario Sport

So Neymar loves Barcelona, loves Messi and doesn't want the Ballon D'Or over titles. See, Cris, that's how it's done!

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