Neymar has dropped Paris Saint-Germain hint, claims Thiago Silva

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Neymar has dropped a hint that he could be ready to leave Barcelona for PSG, according to Thiago Silva.

Neymar continues to be linked with a move away from the Nou Camp with talks over a new contract stalling and legal matters surrounding his transfer from Santos.

PSG captain Silva has taken the opportunity to speak to his compatriot in an attempt to lure him to the Parc des Princes next season and he claims that Neymar was open to the possibility.

"We talked a bit at the presentation of the Ballon d'Or in Zurich. I said to him: 'Come to play in Paris with me!'. He laughed a bit, but he didn't react,” Silva told Le Parisien, via FourFourTwo.

"He (Neymar) said: 'We'll see, let's keep going like this and, at the end of the season, you'll see what I'm going to do'."

Neymar has been magnificent for Luis Enrique’s men this campaign, scoring 17 goals in 20 league appearances.

But his future remains uncertain with the striker’s father claiming that Manchester United had launched a £140 million bid for him last summer.

Ronaldo or Neymar?

Another La Liga star that could be leaving Spain soon is Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, if reports are to be believed.

Ronaldo has also been heavily linked with a move to the French champions but Silva couldn’t decide which superstar he would rather have as a teammate.

“It's a difficult choice. Can I take both?" the PSG captain said when asked the question of whether he’d rather his side signed Neymar or Ronaldo.

"Seriously, they are two world-class players. Cristiano has a bit more experience than Neymar, but Neymar is 24 and is already at the top. I think that next year or maybe the year after he will be the best player in the world if [Lionel] Messi gives way.

"Neymar is very strong and very intelligent. There are a lot of people who work behind him and support him. His dad, who I know, is there as well. This lets him stay calm mentally to play.”

Ibrahimovic replacement

It’s no wonder that Laurent Blanc’s side are looking to sign a world-class striker in the summer with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s PSG career seemingly in doubt.

The Swede, who has scored 21 goals in 20 matches in Ligue1 this season, is out of contract in July and is yet to decide his future.

Ibrahimovic is in his fourth season at the club, scoring an incredible 133 goals in 161 matches in all competitions, and Silva admits it would be a big blow to lose him.

“I can’t tell you what’s happening in the head of Ibra or in that of the president,” he said. “But with everything he’s done this season, Ibra’s given a choice to the president.

“To have a player like him, it’s indispensable. I know that the president is intelligent and will prolong his contract... if Ibra wants to renew it.”

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