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Reports: Why Zidane Did Not Want Neymar At Real Madrid

Reports: Why Zinedine Zidane Did Not Want Neymar At Real Madrid

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 17, 2018 03:40 PM @KurtLaduma

The reason why former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane did not want to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has reportedly been revealed.

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According to Brazilian journalist Andre Rizek and as cited by AS, the French boss did not support Florentino Perez's plan to bring Neymar to Real.

Rizek has claimed that a source close to Zidane informed him that the former Los Blancos boss does not believe Neymar and Marcelo can play well together.

"I got news today from a friend of Zidane who had dinner with him in Madrid a few days before he left the club," Rizek said on Brazil's Sport TV.

"During their encounter, Zidane gave him his opinion on the possible arrival of Neymar. That friend of Zidane told me that the Frenchman didn't like the idea because he understood that Marcelo and Neymar couldn't play together, except against smaller teams.

"Zidane understood that they occupy the same part of the field and didn't approve of signing Neymar."

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Many have subsequently claimed that Zidane stepped down as boss because he did not feel signing Neymar would improve Los Blancos, while president Florentino Perez feels the exact opposite.

Do you think Real's interest in Neymar ultimately cost them Zidane? Let us know in the comments section below.  


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 19, 2018 03:47 AM
Zidane was more under pressure that's why he quit!
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Warras4phefeni Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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Warras4phefeni Jul 18, 2018 07:59 AM
Neymar has another talent of acting and I guess he can do well at Hollywood.
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Matome_Kay Joined: 09 Oct 2012
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Matome_Kay Jul 17, 2018 05:34 PM
Real Madrid play in a white kit, unlike Brazil and PSG. Zidane couldn't bear seeing such an iconic kit of the biggest club in the world turn green week-in and week out. Imagine how it would look after Neymar makes a meal out of every tackle... no, we're fine.
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Chelsea_Bucs_general Jul 17, 2018 05:32 PM
True Zizo the boy is overatted and he likes sport light

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