Real Madrid have reportedly withdrawn from the
race to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward,
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, popularly
known as Neymar Jr.
The Brazil international has been linked with a
possible move to Madrid since his first day in
Paris, following the £200m transfer from FC
The club’s President, Florentino Perez has been
desperate to sign Neymar, and wants him to be
the long-term heir to Cristiano Ronaldo, who
joined Juventus during the summer transfer
But, according to Paco Gonzalez in El Partidazo
de COPE, Real Madrid are out of the race.
That leaves Barcelona space to bring back their
former playmaker if they really want him.
However, Madrid, who seemed prepared to sign
the 26-year-old last summer, look to have made
up their mind based on their fans’ feelings
towards the former Barcelona player.
Neymar’s antics over the last 12 months have
not gone down well with Madrid fans, according
Neymar’s name has constantly been linked with
Madrid and reports have it that he is unhappy in
Reports also claimed that he would prefer to
move back to Barcelona and supposedly fans
aren’t keen to see him line up in white.
And Barca’s Sporting Director, Pep Segura even
spoke about the situation in public, refusing to
rule out another move for the 26-year-old.
“All players who are in the market are likely to
come if they fit our needs,” Segura told La
“Today, Neymar is not in the market.
“If one day there is a possibility, does anyone
believe that a club like Barca does not have to
“In the case of Neymar and anyone, we must
give our partners the best,” he said.
Neymar’s departure from the Nou Camp in 2017
was a dramatic one as PSG paid his £200m
release clause and he decided to leave despite
saying he was committed to the club.