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'Neymar Was Wrong To Leave Barca, But He Should Join Real'

With Neymar at the centre of speculation involving Real Madrid, the president of the Paris Saint-Germain superstar's first club has weighed in on the matter, saying the Brazil talisman was wrong to leave FC Barcelona.

Read: Real Madrid Transfer News: Five In, Five Out?

The 27-year-old became the most expensive player in the history of the game when he completed a €222 million (R3.6 billion) transfer from the Blaugrana to PSG in August 2017.

Spanish television programme El Chiringuito TV previously reported that Neymar, said to be a target for Real, revealed his desire to join Los Blancos and even discussed his decision with countryman Marcelo before sharing the news with Casemiro and Vinicius Junior.

With the Spanish giants poised for a squad overhaul ahead of the new season, Santos president Jose Carlos Peres has revealed why he thinks a move to Madrid would be in Neymar's best interest.

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"I hope Neymar goes to Real Madrid, it would be the best place for him," Peres told Marca.

"He was totally wrong to leave Barcelona, he was still growing as a player. He hasn't done well since he left.

"I'm a follower of Real Madrid and it's a club that does things in a perfect way. If he gets the chance to wear the Real Madrid shirt, then he shouldn't think twice."

Peres also gave his opinion on Real's first signing ahead of the 2019/20 campaign in Rodrygo, who joined from Santos.

"Rodrygo is going to be a great player, I was very happy when he signed for Madrid," he added.

"He's not a star, he is always willing to learn. He loves football, and that is very important."

Read: Barcelona Transfer Plans - 10 Players Who Could Leave

Do you think Neymar regrets leaving Barcelona? Would you like to the Brazilian join Real? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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