Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar’s entourage have reportedly held secret transfer talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
A stunning report from Spanish outlet Don Balon claims Neymar and Real have now agreed on a transfer date – the summer of 2019.
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There is, of course, no guarantee as of yet that PSG will allow the Brazilian superstar his dream move to the Bernabeu, but he wants to join and Madrid want him, with Perez a long-time admirer, according to Don Balon.
The 26-year-old would be an ideal long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after his move to Juventus this summer, having shown himself to be one of the most naturally talented and entertaining attacking players in the world for a number of years.
Don Balon claim Real are prepared to pay €300million or more for Neymar, and it’s suggested that the player himself believes it’ll be easier to escape the Parc des Princes next summer than this year.
The former Barcelona man is said to be ready to push hard to get the move he wants, say Don Balon, so this will be one well worth watching.
It would he hugely controversial to see the former Barca man move to Real due to his ties with their rivals, but it’s also not the first time it’s happened.
Luis Figo moved directly between the two clubs in what is widely regarded as one of the most controversial transfers of all time.