Los Blancos have got off to a difficult start to their campaign, trailing in La Liga to leaders Barcelona by 5 points, but with the Catalans still having a game in hand against Villarreal at Camp Nou.
This has got a lot to do with Madrid’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo not firing like his usual best. At 32, the Portuguese star picked up his fifth Ballon d’Or earlier this week, but his form has declined relatively over the last few seasons.
Looking at Perez’s mentality, he does not seem to put much faith in the likes of Bale, Benzema, and Ronaldo, and is looking to go for a major overhaul next summer.
His comments may have irked Ronaldo, but Madrid have failed to win their group in the Champions League,but the Portuguese maestro will currently have his eyes set on the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.
Neymar, 25, signed for PSG this summer, and he now forms one third of the attacking trio which includes Mbappé and Cavani. Perez, however, is believed to be keen to sign Neymar as early as next summer, as the Brazilian has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu before as well.
“We have the best players. Recruit Neymar and wait for Mbappé to develop? That’s not a bad idea!” Perez told El Partidazo de COPE. “Mbappé is 18 years old, let’s leave him to develop and see how far he can go.”
The Galacticos’ chief appears to have clearly underlined his outrageous desire to see his side spearheaded by Neymar and Mbappe, under the management of French mastermind Zinedine Zidane.
Written by Sourish Saha
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