MX23RW : Sunday, July 21 10:47:12| >> :600:946547:946547:

Real Madrid 'to battle Barcelona for Neymar after reviving interest'

Real Madrid 're-enter race for Neymar'
© Reuters
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to hijack Barcelona's rumoured bid for Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar, according to a report.

Real Madrid could scupper Barcelona's attempt to recapture former striker Neymar by entering the race to rescue the wantaway Brazilian from his unhappy spell at French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Just two years after PSG's long pursuit of Neymar culminated in the Le Parisiens spending a world-record €222m (£200m) on their number one target, the striker is widely believed to be ready to leave the Parc des Princes.

According to Sport, Madrid president Florentino Perez made the signing of Neymar his next priority after securing the return of club icon Zinedine Zidane as manager in March.

Madrid were in the running to sign Neymar before he initially joined Barcelona in 2013, and the intervention of Perez could concern the Spanish champions should their rumoured attempt to bring the forward back to the Camp Nou materialise.

The report suggests that Madrid failed to reach an agreement on wages with Neymar during an attempt to sign him in May - and that Neymar has already reached a verbal agreement with Barca.

Neymar and PSG had an underwhelming 2018-19 season, comfortably winning Ligue 1 but exiting the Champions League at the round-of-16 stage against Manchester United.

Madrid, who crashed out at the same stage of the Champions League in a shock defeat to Ajax, have been seeking a talisman since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus last July.

body check tags ::

Neymar future - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Neymar

Click here for more stories about Real Madrid

Share this article now:
Sports Mole Instagram banner
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring against Dijon on May 18, 2019
Read Next:
Mbappe issues come-and-get-me plea to Madrid?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
/esi/758/0/index.html - esi:0:site:0:-p-: {0}: - :T758:-: {0}: < ! - - T  758 {0} - - >  : 
Tables

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account