World-class Brazilian joined bitter rivals Barcelona instead…
Real Madrid made an offer worth €150m in total to sign Brazilian phenomenon Neymar last summer, but the attacker wanted to follow his heart and join Barcelona instead, reports Portuguese publication O Jogo.
The story was generated from comments made by Neymar’s father, who spoke in a Spanish National Court today with the aim of defending the potentially illegal contracts and means with which the Catalan giants signed Neymar for €65m.
Neymar’s father claims that although Real Madrid offered far more cash, his son decided to hold out for a move to their bitter rivals.
Last term, Real Madrid may have felt they narrowly avoided making an enormous financial mistake, with the South American largely struggling in La Liga, and failing to live up to his monstrous potential.
Los Blancos signed Gareth Bale instead for a world record fee, and the Welshman went on to win a Champions League in his debut season.
However, Neymar has finally found his feet with his new club. Already this season, he’s notched seven goals in five starts in La Liga and the Champions League.