2nd August, 2019
Real Madrid have been boosted in their quest for Florentino Perez’s key target, but Barcelona and Lionel Messi have been left disgruntled.
Barcelona target Neymar is open to a transfer to Real Madrid, according to Diario GOL, and that is news that has made Lionel Messi and the Camp Nou outfit feel back-stabbed.
Messi on his part has done everything within his control to influence the club into signing the Brazil international while the Catalans were also fine with giving their former man a second chance.
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Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has already confirmed that the club has received notice about Neymar’s decision of wanting to depart this season.
The former Santos forward had also boycotted training initially and has not yet featured for the French giants in even a single friendly so far in the pre-season tour to Asia.
Neymar’s father reportedly does not want his son to head to Barcelona because last time’s problem of his son playing under Lionel Messi’s shadow will persist.
Instead, the player’s dad who is also his agent had offered him to Real Madrid, who have lacked a lethal goal scorer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.
Florentino Perez is obsessed with signing the Brazil international as he is not just one of the best players on the planet, but his marketability is probably surpassed only by Cristiano Ronaldo in the footballers’ list.
Having realised this prospect, Neymar is okay with heading to Real Madrid as he will not have to share the limelight with anybody else and be a key marketer.
Zinedine Zidane however is not a big fan of Neymar and his off-field antics, so the coach alongside his team’s captain Sergio Ramos has vetoed the move in the move.
Instead, Real Madrid have been told to go for one of Kylian Mbappe or Sadio Mane, who are not the most commercial players but can make an impact in virtually no time.