The Brazilian forward is leaving the door open to a potential move to the United States in the future
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has admitted that he would “love” to play in MLS at some stage, not least because hed “get three months vacation” every season.
Neymar has spent the last five years of his career on PSGs books, having initially been snapped up from Barcelona for a world record €222 million (£189m/$259m) fee in 2017.
The 30-year-old is contracted to remain at Parc des Princes until 2025, but has now suggested that he might not see out his playing days in France due to his attraction to the United States.
Neymar raised the possibility of a foray into MLS when quizzed on whether he plans to return to his native Brazil before he retires.
“I dont know. I have some doubts about that. I dont know if Ill play in Brazil again,” the former Barcelona talisman, who began his career at Santos, said on the Fenomenos podcast.
“Id love to play in the U.S., actually. Id love to play there at least for a season.”
Pressed on what attracts him to the American game, Neymar replied: “First of all, their season is shorter, so Id get three months vacation.”
The PSG forward says he hasnt started thinking about retirement just yet and plans to continue playing for as long as his body holds up and his passion for the sport remains intact.
“I joke with my friends that I will retire when Im 32,” said Neymar.
“But its just a joke. I dont know. Honestly, I will play until Im mentally tired. If my mental health is ok and my body as well… Physically, I think Ill still last a few years.
“But my mental health is the most important thing. My contract with Paris will last until Im 34. So Ill be playing [at least] until then.”
The Brazil internationals main goal is to add a World Cup to his trophy collection, but he is also eager to surpass Pele as his countrys all-time top scorer.
Neymar, who is only seven goals behind the Selecao idol, added: “We will go in search of the World Cup which is what everyone wants.
“It would be a great honour to be the national teams greatest scorer and I would be lying if I said I dont think about it. Of course, that is one of my personal goals.
“I hope to achieve it. I do hope I can break Peles record because hes an idol for everyone in Brazil.”