Since president Nasser al-Khelaïfi stressed he only wants players who are “willing to give everything to defend the honour of the jersey and to join the club project,” there have been several reports linking Neymar with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.
Two days ago, Marca reported the player’s father has called Real Madrid executives twice, while Barcelona were said to be in the background.
On June 19th, Mundo Deportivo explained the attacker has informed PSG chiefs that he has no intention of returning to Parc des Princes.
‘Offer for Neymar’ is splashed on the front page of today’s edition of Mundo Deportivo as Los Blancos present an ‘exorbitant proposal’ to PSG for the forward.
Zinedine Zidane’s preference is to bring Paul Pogba from Manchester United, but Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez views the former Santos man as a ‘strategic signing’.
Neymar’s impact will not just be on the pitch, but also for marketing purposes and to sell shirts.
Even though the La Liga giants have signed Eden Hazard, Perez is of the belief he needs to bring in a player who alone is capable of filling the Santiago Bernabéu and also has more power to attract the media.
Therefore, Perez has moved quickly and submitted an offer for Neymar.
The 13-time European champions are willing to pay €130m and include James Rodriguez or Gareth Bale as part of the operation. In addition to this, they are ready to pay the star an annual salary of €30m.
However, the South American’s priority is to return to the Camp Nou, but it will not be easy for the Blaugrana to fulfil the player’s desire.
Mundo states the Catalan club also have a few cards they can use to convince Al-Khelaïfi.
That is by offering either of Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembélé as a part of the deal for Neymar. In addition to this, the likes of Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti can also be used to sign the 27-year-old.
It’s stated Real Madrid have made an offer for Neymar, but he wants to join Barca, who have not yet submitted a proposal.
Mundo Deportivo is a Catalan newspaper, it’s hardly surprising to see them explain Madrid want to sign a player for all the wrong reasons, and that he prefers Barcelona anyway.