Amid Spanish giants Real Madrid potentially getting one over FC Barcelona by snatching Neymar from under their bitter rivals’ noses, it has now been claimed that the Brazil would prefer Los Blancos over the Blaugrana.
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Recent reports suggested Real have offered Paris Saint-Germain €90 million (R1.4 billion) plus Gareth Bale, but the French giants are said to be keen on recouping as much as possible from the €222 million (R3.44 billion) world record fee they paid for the Brazilian.
Former West Ham United player Shaka Hislop, who now works as a pundit for ESPN, believes Neymar would prefer a move to Los Blancos instead of returning to Camp Nou.
“I still feel that PSG might be the best fit [for Bale] for a number of reasons,” he said, as quoted by the Express.
“One, I’m still kind of convinced that Neymar would prefer to go to Madrid than Barcelona, that’s just me. Maybe it suits Bale similarly (at PSG).”
Real have recently signed Eden Hazard but Hislop believes the Zinedine Zidane could get the best out of the Belgian international and the Brazilian.
“I think good players can work together and I think both of them (Hazard and Neymar) are fantastic players,” he added.
“But my concern with Neymar is he has to buy into what you’re doing, and that’s the trouble.
“He has to realise that it’s not all about him. Certainly, ever since he’s left Barcelona, everything he’s done is all about him.
“If you can get the best out of him again, world-class talent no question. Good players play well together.”
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