Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a future attempt to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar. The Brazil international hit the headlines earlier in August after he sealed a world-record €222m move from Spanish giants Barcelona.
Neymar has since adjusted excellently to French football with seven goals in eight outings whilst he has been equally effective in the Champions League where he has amassed four goals in as many games.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is keen on bringing Neymar to the Bernabeu after having missed out on his signature to Barcelona back in the summer of 2013.
The Real chief is reportedly in close contact with Neymar’s father via Wagner Ribeiro, who is acting as the intermediary, and the deal could be dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo’s contractual status.
Ronaldo has experienced a minor drop in performance levels since the start of the season, and any move for Neymar is likely to coincide with the exit of the Portugal international, who commands the highest wage package at the European champions.
Despite the speculation, it is suggested that Neymar is clearly happy with his stay in the French capital, and the only issue lies with manager Unai Emery, who is less communicative with his first-team players.
Emery rarely gives leeway to his players and this has apparently brought a sense of unhappiness among key members of the squad, although his job remains secure after the club’s Champions League progress.
With the vast spending done in the summer, Les Parisiens’ hierarchy are likely to demand at least a semi-final berth in the elite competition – a stage which they have not reached since the 1994-95 season.
Paris Saint-Germain lost out on the Ligue 1 title to AS Monaco during the previous campaign, but they are in a much stronger position this time around to reclaim the crown which they have won in four of the last five seasons.
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