Real Madrid Set Aside €300m For Neymar Purchase – Report
Yemi|Feb. 05, 2019
Real Madrid have set aside a whopping €300m to land Neymar this summer, this is according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
Balague says the PSG forward is their undoubted first-choice target at the end of the season.
Neymar is said to be unhappy in France and wants to return to Barcelona but the Catalan giants simply cannot afford the massive fee it would take to get him out of PSG.
Real are being kept informed of the situation by the player’s dad and will move for Eden Hazard of Chelsea and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen if a deal for the brilliant Brazilian fails.
Balague said on 5Live: “Did you see what happened when he [Neymar] came to Barcelona and there was a paparazzi waiting there for him and saying, ‘Is it true that you want to come back to Barcelona?’
“The context of that of course is that we know through Barcelona Football Club that he’s desperate to go back, even though Barcelona haven’t got the money to bring him back.
“On the back of that he was asked and he said something like, ‘Please don’t upset me’ but not with those words, much stronger words. He does dream of coming back.
“Meanwhile, as we’ve been saying all along, his family, or his dad, is trying to make sure that Real Madrid have all the information over the possibility of leaving PSG.
“But right now, it seems like he’s going to stay.
“He can’t cost less than €300m? Right now, Real Madrid are putting that aside to see if he’s available.
“Otherwise that money will go to Hazard and Eriksen. That’s the plan so far.”
Both Hazard and Eriksen are in the last 18 months of their contracts and neither have shown much sign of agreeing to a new deal so far.
If they still haven’t signed at the end of the season Chelsea and Tottenham could be forced to cash in or risk losing them for nothing in 2020.