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Reports: WC Star Real’s ‘Plan B’ If Neymar Doesn’t Arrive

Reports: 2018 FIFA World Cup Star Real Madrid ’s ‘Plan B’ If Neymar Doesn’t Arrive

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 09, 2018 03:37 PM @KeeganKruger

Spanish giants Real Madrid have been linked with Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar for a couple of months, but reports suggest they have made a certain 2018 FIFA World Cup star their 'plan B' should they be unable to sign the Brazilian in this transfer window.

Click through the gallery above to see five players Real have signed after a World Cup.

With Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus looking ever so likely, Marca suggest that Los Blancos are searching for an immediate replacement for the Portuguese winger and have two players in mind.

The publication believes Neymar remains the Madrid side's main objective in this window, but if they cannot manage to break PSG’s resolve, then they will turn their attention to Chelsea and Belgium winger Eden Hazard.

The report says the 27-year-old’s "pace, dribbling, incisiveness, brilliance and experience at a big European club” has put the Belgian on an equal footing with many other global stars, and Real now see him as good "plan B” should they fail to sign the former FC Barcelona forward.  

Hazard, who is his national team’s captain, has shown signs that he can produce world-class performances at international level this year as he has played a vital role in Belgium’s World Cup campaign in Russia until now.

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The former Lille star moved to Stamford Bridge in 2012 for a reported fee of €35 million (R553 million), and has scpred 89 goals in 300 appearances for the Blues.

Neymar or Hazard - which of the two stars do you think should replace Ronaldo at Real Madrid? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Babewami Joined: 09 Dec 2016
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Babewami Jul 11, 2018 05:24 PM
Replace Ronaldo with Hazard yerrrrr Madrid izobola induku. We need Neymar or Mbape , Pogba
Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Jul 10, 2018 07:59 AM
Eden Hazard is much better than Neymar, he doesn't fan fake fouls like Neymar he can be a good assets in that Madrid team
MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 10, 2018 04:29 AM
Even cowdrid can sign neymar, Barca still tops!
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No badges available Jul 09, 2018 04:39 PM
I am neither a fan of Real Madrid or Neimar so wherever they go I dont care.I need hazard in Barca.

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