Real Madrid want to get the better of their fiercest rivals by signing a player who has been on Barcelona and their radar since many years.
Neymar has been one of the biggest talking points as long as the latest transfer news is concerned. The Paris Saint-Germain forward is one of the world’s best players and has been enjoying a brilliant season in the Ligue 1. For once, he is not facing lengthy fitness issues and has shown a positive work-ethic. With that said, Barcelona and Real Madrid are circling.
Two of Spain’s biggest clubs are expected to have a blockbuster summer and will look to sign some big names in a bid to strengthen their squads. Barca are already negotiating for Lautaro Martinez, while it had been mentioned that Real Madrid could have signed Kylian Mbappe but the financial tension caused by the coronavirus hilted the plan for a year.
Don Balon has reported that Los Merengues will be ready to spend money on signing Neymar this summer after needing to wait for their primary target, Mbappe, until 2021. Florentino Perez’s obsession with signing the Brazil international is not a secret to anyone and the Real Madrid president is looking to get one over his arch rivals.
Real Madrid have had a long-time interest in Neymar and as a matter of fact, they were keen on landing him since the player’s Santos days. However, it was the Catalans who convinced the forward into signing for them and as such, missing out on the now-PSG forward was considered a failure in Madrid despite Gareth Bale’s arrival a few months later.
While nothing has been made yet of whether Neymar desires playing for Real Madrid having already done so for Barcelona, there was hubbub that he was equally fascinated by the prospect of moving to the Santiago Bernabeu. However, how the player fits in after his potential move remains to be seen because the Whites already have too many wingers.
Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior are the first-choice wingers under Zinedine Zidane, whereas Marco Asensio will also start featuring more often once he is fully fit. On the right, the club has Rodrygo Goes, Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez, so if the Brazil international can play in his preferred role remains to be seen because no left winger is likely to be sold or loaned.
Paris Saint-Germain have lowered their asking price for Neymar to 164 million euros and some time ago, they were willing to swap their record-signing if a deal with Los Blancos included Vinicius Junior. The French side’s good relations with Real Madrid may see the 13-time European champions be the favourable customer, but a lot lies in the player’s hands too.