The latest rumours suggest that Neymar has told his father that he wants to join Real Madrid this summer, before the World Cup gets underway in June. The first game of the tournament takes place on 14th June, and Neymar will want to fully focus on leading Brazil to the trophy.
He is their main man and if a transfer does not happen before the tournament, his mind may be elsewhere during his games in the famous yellow shirt. The player only joined Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona last summer in a deal that reportedly cost around £200million.
Apparently the move has not been to the liking of the player, and he appears to be unhappy with life in France. Neymar has scored 26 goals so far in his first season in Paris, but a move back to Spain seems to be on the cards.
According to the newspaper Sport, based in Barcelona, Neymar has given his father the green light to start negotiations with Real Madrid. The 26 year old is currently out of action with an injury, having to undergo ankle surgery last month after an incident against Marseille in Ligue 1.
That injury is expected to keep him on the sidelines until May, with his participation in the World Cup a little bit in doubt, should he suffer a setback.
Some of Neymar’s former Barcelona teammates were reported to have said that he’d be open to a move back to the Camp Nou, but it appears Real Madrid are the favourites to claim the Brazil international’s signature.
Zinedine Zidane would of course love a player of Neymar’s quality in his squad and it would further strengthen an already great attacking line up. If he was to arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu, Gareth Bale would be likely to make way.