Sputnik: Why does Neymar want to leave the club after his record transfer?
Oleg Dmitriev: The World Cup is a place where all the deals are made. The players want to secure their wealth by just announcing their contract. If you look at what Neymar has shown in the game against Switzerland, we didn’t see much. So that’s why when you are not lucky on the field, you can have more success in the transfer market and I think this is exactly what is happening with Neymar. Neymar used to play for Barcelona and he now wants to join Barcelona’s archrival Real Madrid.
Sputnik: If this transfer does in fact happen, what will be the effect of that on Paris Saint-Germain?
Sputnik: Do you think the PSG will be able to compete for Ronaldo if Neymar does leave?
Oleg Dmitriev: Cristiano Ronaldo is in a special position: he’s scored four goals in the World Cup — the opposite to what’s happening with Neymar. So the more goals you score the higher the price will be for Cristiano Ronaldo and this is all about the rivalry between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
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