Register Login Live

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reports: Neymar Willing To Take Pay Cut To Join Real

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar is currently the second highest paid player in the world, but he is reportedly prepared to take a pay cut in order to make a move to Real Madrid happen.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the five highest paid players right now and what they earn annually, according to Marca.

The Brazilian has been in superb form since joining the French giants in a world record €222 million (R3.3 billion) deal, scoring 24 goals and assisting another 16 strikes in just 23 appearances.

However, Neymar has reportedly become unsettled at the club after being jeered at by PSG fans for denying Edinson Cavani the opportunity to take a penalty that could have seen the Uruguayan break the club's all-time goals record.

Los Blancos are believed to be lurking in the background, with club president Florentino Perez understood to be keen on luring the former FC Barcelona star to the Santiago Bernabeu.

A new report by L'Equipe suggests that the 25-year-old would even be prepared to take a pay cut from his current €36 million (R533 million) annual income in return for a massive signing-on fee to join Real.

At present, Neymar earns about €15 million (R222 million) more than Real's top earner Cristiano Ronaldo, who is eager to sign a new bumper contract with Los Blancos.

Read: Neymar Causes Confusion After Missing Another Ligue 1 Match

"Operation Neymar" will not be easy, though, as PSG do not seem prepared to let their world record signing leave so quickly, and Perez knows it will take more than €250 million (R3.7 billion) to prise him away from France.

Ronaldo could even be used as makeweight, with PSG reportedly keen on taking the Portuguese to the Parc des Princes.

Would you like to see Neymar at Real? Have your say in the comments section below.

The 10 Highest Paid South Americans In Europe

'Neymar Will 100% Play For Real Madrid'

The Highest Paid Man Utd Stars After Sanchez Deal

21 comments

Top 5

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

34 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

30 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

126 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

8 Pirates Players At Risk Of Missing Crucial Downs Clash

27 Apr 13, 2021 04:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Mourinho Linked With Shock Job

8 Apr 21, 2021 01:25 PM in World News

Pirates’ Important Update On Lorch

23 Apr 20, 2021 04:05 PM in Orlando Pirates

Fergie To Return To Football?

1 Apr 21, 2021 05:23 PM in English Premier League

Grobler Added To Chiefs List, But…

76 Apr 19, 2021 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Breaking: Jose Mourinho Sacked

26 Apr 19, 2021 11:27 AM in English Premier League

20 Chiefs Players Who Moved Overseas

5 Apr 14, 2021 08:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Benni’s Usuthu Compensation

17 Apr 14, 2021 12:51 PM in Bafana

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

'Its A Privilege' - Mabaso Honours Late Ex-Pirates Star

1 Apr 13, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates