Paris Saint-Germain marquee signing Neymar could be on his way to making a return to Spain in the near future.
The Brazilian stalwart switched camps after making a world record move to PSG from Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer. A staggering €198m was paid to Barca by the Ligue 1 club for Neymar’s services, as the player eyes a maiden Ballon d’Or in the next couple of years.
But the world class player could end his association with the Qatari-owned club and rather move to Real Madrid.
According to Spanish outlet Dario Gol, Real have reached a secret agreement with Neymar for a move to the Spanish capital and things could well be in place in the near future.
It is being claimed that Los Blancos president Florentino Perez has already agreed personal terms with Neymar, and could get him in the next couple of years.
The European champions have always maintained an interest in the Brazilian, but missed out on him when he joined rivals Barcelona from Santos in 2013, after his father agreed on a deal.
Neymar is touted to be lined up to replace the 32-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo, who is entering the twilight of his illustrious career, although he has not shown any drop of form.
The 25-year-old played 186 times for Barca, scoring 105 times and forming a dream partnership with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi in the process. He has already been creating waves for PSG this season, and has got off to a tremendous start domestically and in Europe.
Earlier, some reports stated that Neymar’s move to Paris is destined to be a temporary one, as the white colours of Madrid await him. Only time will tell whether Perez will get the man that he has desired for quite some time now.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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