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How Real Could Line Up With Neymar In Brazilian Attacking Trio?

With Real Madrid having been linked with a world-record €350 million (R5.6 billion) transfer for Neymar, here is how Los Blancos could line up with the Paris Saint-Germain superstar on their books next season.

Click through the gallery above to see Real's potential starting XI if they were to sign Neymar.

The 27-year-old is currently sidelined with injury, and was not able to help Les Parisiens in their UEFA Champions League elimination by Manchester United last week.

After PSG crashed out of the competition at the round of 16 stage for a third successive year, Neymar's future at the club has been cast in doubt. In addition, Los Blancos were also knocked out at in the last 16 after losing 5-3 on aggregate to Ajax Amsterdam.

As a consequence of their below-par season by their own lofty standards, Real are reportedly keen on revamping their squad, with Neymar said to club president Florentino Perez's main target.

While there will certainly be other additions and departures to Real's squad for the coming season, here is how they could line up with Neymar in their ranks.

Watch: Reports: Ramos & Marcelo Clash In Training

In goal, Thibaut Courtois, who has also received some criticism this season, will likely stay Real's No.1 after they signed him despite Keylor Navas still being on their books.

At the back, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane have been pillars for the club, and it's likely they will still be there in 2019/20. The only uncertain position in the back four is at left-back, where Sergio Reguilon has often pushed Marcelo to the bench this season. However, should the Brazilian return to his best and remain at the Santiago Bernabeu, he is expected to become a regular starter again.

In midfield, Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric would be expected to start, even though their game time will probably be less due to their advancing ages.

Up front, Vinicius Junior has already impressed on the left wing this campaign, but he could move to the right to vacate Neymar's favourite position on the left. Based on his form before getting injured, Vinicius could get the nod ahead of Gareth Bale, with reports suggesting that the Welshman could even be sold in order to raise cash to fund Neymar's arrival.

Read: Reports: Real Ready To Splash 350m On Neymar

Meanwhile, Karim Benzema will be rivalled by new signing Rodrygo Goes, who will join the squad after the current campaign, in the centre-forward position. If Goes' impact is anywhere near Vinicius' has been, the Santos forward could complete an-Brazilian attacking trio up front.

If you could sign any player, how would your perfect starting XI for Real look for next season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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