Neymar has suggested that a move to the Premier League will not form part of his future plans, with the Paris Saint-Germain striker shying away from the “physical contact” of life in England.
The Brazil international has been subjected to rough treatment throughout his career to date.
As a match-winning talent, the 28-year-old is often singled out by opponents as a man to contain at all costs.
Rules can be broken at times in a bid to keep him quiet, while the South American has also faced accusations of being overly theatrical in the tumbles that he often takes.
Neymar can, however, point to a number of impact injuries as evidence that he takes his fair share of robust tackles.
With that in mind, and with Ligue 1 considered to be tough enough, a man seeing fresh terms at PSG mooted has no desire to test himself in English football any time soon.
“I do not get to watch a lot of the Premier League, but I have heard that there’s a lot of physical contact involved in the game,” Neymar told the Daily Mail when quizzed on the potential appeal of a Premier League switch.
“But the French league also has too much physical contact!”