Neymar reveals dreams of playing in MLS but jokes he only wants to change to have more free time

NEYMAR says he would like to play in American Major League Soccer towards the end of his career – if only to get a longer off-season break.

The 30-year-old superstar opened up about his hopes for the future on the Fenomenos Podcast with legendary retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo and Twitch star Gaules.


PSG star Neymar says he has no interest in becoming manager when he’s done playingCredit: AFP
Brazilian legend Ronaldo spoke with his compatriot Neymar on the Fenomenos podcast


Brazilian legend Ronaldo spoke with his compatriot Neymar on the Fenomenos podcastCredit: Getty

Brazilian striker Neymar, 30, started his career in his native country with Santos before joining Barcelona and current club Paris Saint-Germain.

Asked by Ronaldo, 45, if he plans to retire in Brazil, Neymar replied: “I don’t know, I have my doubts about it.

“I don’t know if I will play in Brazil again, but I would love to play in the United States actually.

“I would love to play there for at least a season, but I don’t know Brazil – sometimes I want to, sometimes I don’t.”

When the Brazilian content creator saplings38, asked why he wanted to play in America, Neymar added: “First of all their season is shorter – so I would have three months vacation.”

Neymar also revealed he plans to become a professional player when he retires after ruling out a career in management.


The star, who has four years left on his contract with PSG, said: “I can’t be a coach. Either I’ll get mad too fast and tell everyone to fuck off and stop, either they would fire me so I’m done with football afterwards.

He added: “I can work with video games. I might be a gamer. We’ll see. I could produce something. I like the production aspect. I’m interested in that.

“But I don’t know, all I know is that it won’t be football. Nothing caught my eye. I have time to think and now I’m just thinking about all the possibilities.”

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