FC Barcelona are very close to sign Neymar Jr. according to some Catalan executives, who travelled to Paris to negotiate with PSG. The Brazilian is willing to go back to Barcelona despite leaving the club in a very bad way and sue them for unpaid contracts. Now everything looks forgotten except for the supporters, who are reluctant to take him on board again.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have withdrawn from the bid and according to some journalists, Los Blancos will not hire any other player in this summer transfer window. This fact also leaves and unpleasant feeling in the supporters, who expected a renovation in their squad after a terrible season, but Zidane is still playing with the same footballers who defend the t-shirt four years ago.
Florentino Pérez insists in the risks of bringing Neymar to Real Madrid. The same financial risk is mentioned when Zidane insists in signing Paul Pogba. Meanwhile, Los Blancos need some power in the midfield, but Eriksen, Van den Beek or Pogba don’t sign a contract with Real Madrid, and the squad losses quality.
We are unsure if this is Florentino Pérez or Zidane’s fault, but the supporters aren’t happy with the current situation. James Rodríguez or Gareth Bale seemed out of the team, and now are two of the stars in this squad, with only one shining star: Eden Hazard. The rest of the signings will struggle to find a spot in the line-up, with Marcelo, Toni Kroos or Luka Modric, heavily criticized last year, with their position secured.
The situation gets even worse if Barcelona end up signing Neymar. In the same transfer window, the Catalan rivals would tie up Griezmann, Neymar and De Jong, three of the first footballers of the world, after winning La Liga last season very comfortably. Can Real Madrid compete La Liga with the current squad? It’s still very early to answer, but probably this is ‘no’.