Spanish Papers: Neymar the ‘next Galactico’January 12, 2018
Good Morning and Welcome to our round up of the Spanish Papers, which focus on claims that Real Madrid are closing in on the signing of Neymar from Paris Saint Germain.
Cast your mind back to the summer and those sensational talks of Neymar leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint Germain began and materialised.
The Brazil international was seemingly happy with life in the Catalan capital but a mega-money move and the chance to lead the line and move away from the ‘shadow’ of Lionel Messi was too appealing.
However, reports in French and Spanish press have since claimed that life is not all too good for the forward in Paris, claiming fall-outs with Edinson Cavani and coach Unai Emery have seen him miss La Liga.
A visit back to Catalonia in October saw him pictured with Messi and the Barca team, but a move back to the Camp Nou is extremely unlikely – given the nature he left, which included a training ground dust up with new signing Nelson Semedo.
That has opened up another possibility with reports coming in from Spain that Real Madrid are considering a move and the likes of Dani Carvajal, Casemiro and Sergio Ramos have all discussed a potential move.
Neymar, who is in good form this season in Ligue 1 – has attempted to put to bed such rumours, but Marca have claimed a move is now on the cards.
Florentino Perez has seen his bigger stars at the Santiago Bernabeu fail this season and question marks have begun over the future of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and even, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored just four times in the league this season.
Reports in Spain and France claim Neymar’s father has met with Perez to discuss various things, in particular the role and potential of a move for his son.
Whilst Neymar is fully committed to PSG this season – many feel he was similarly committed to Barcelona, given his relationship with Leo Messi and Luis Suarez.