Real Madrid finally reacts to report that they want to sign Neymar
Real Madrid have said they have no plans to make any offers for PSG forward , Neymar .
The football club made this known via a terse tweet on its verified Twitter handle and also on its home page on Friday.
The short statement reads: “ Given the constant information linking the PSG player Neymar Jr . with our club , Real Madrid CF wants to clarify that he has no plans to make any offers for the player .
“ The relationship between the two clubs is extraordinary , so that , if at some point Real Madrid were considering hiring a PSG player , the first thing he would do would be to go to his club . ”
The information is an obvious response to rumours making the rounds that the Real Madrid was already negotiating Neymar’ s enlistment .
An online forum had claimed that Real Madrid had sent emissaries to Neymar’ s father to convince his son to come to Real .
The site had reported that the operation to sign Neymar for Real Madrid was entering a crucial period after it became known that the Spanish club have asked Juni Calafat to begin negotiations with the player ’ s father .
“ At least that ’ s what is being said in Brazil , ” the site claimed .
According to “ Globesporte, ” Calafat , head of the international football department at Real , has established the first contact in order convince the player to join Los Blancos next season .
“ The Brazilian has a contract until 2022 with Paris Saint- Germain , and the refusal of president Nasser Al -Khelaifi to allow his star to exit is resounding , ” Marca reports .
It surmises that Madrid are aware that it will be a tough negotiation but trust that the player ’ s dad can exert the necessary pressure to open the doors .
“ In France , there is no buyout clause , and PSG spent more than 200 million euros for the former Barcelona player just a year ago .
“ The French club are unlikely to see any value in selling him so quickly , unless it is the footballer who forces his departure , ” Marca adds .
Another online forum counters Marca , reporting that PSG are hoping that offering the Brazilian a salary in the region of Messi ’ s will be enough to dispel any thoughts he is harbouring to move to Madrid .
“ PSG will know that now Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid , president Florentino Pérez will be on the hunt for another superstar to fill the void left by the Portuguese . And top of his list is none other than Neymar , ” en. as reports .
“ The Brazilian striker, who arrived in Paris just one year ago for a world -record fee of 222 million euros , would look favourably on a move to Madrid , even more so now that Ronaldo has packed his bags .
“ With this in mind and eager to hold on the 26 – year- old , PSG have initiated talks with his representatives and want to improve his contract terms , ” the site claims ; adding , “ PSG will pay Neymar the same as Messi . ”
Neymar signed a five – year contract worth 37 million euros net a year when he joined the club a year ago .
“ Now , PSG is reportedly willing to offer him a salary in the region of Lionel Messi ’ s , the world ’ s highest paid player at 50 million euros per year , ” en. as says , quoting no source in particular .
“ With no release clause in his contract , Real Madrid ’ s plan is to convince Neymar to ask PSG to sell him . But the Parisian club are hoping this new salary offer will prevent him from wanting to leave .
“ If Madrid ’ s plan fails , plan B is Neymar’ s teammate Kylian Mbappé , who is seven years younger and whose price would be lower , ” the site continues .
In a bid to keep Neymar happy in Paris , PSG has also hired Bruno Mazziotti , the physio for the Brazilian national team , who became close to the player while he was recovering from a foot injury that had kept him out for three months earlier this year , the site says .
( Twitter/ Real Madrid / en . as/ marca )