NEYMAR has wants to move to Real Madrid and has sent ‘encouraging messages’ to get it done, it’s been claimed in Spain.
Spanish newspaper Marca say Neymar started giving warm signals to Real chiefs at FIFA’s ‘The Best’ awards in October.
The Brazilian superstar was sitting close to the Real delegation at the awards ceremony.
Marca say Real believe the deal would, all in all, set them back £355million in transfer and signing-on fees.
And while the sums are huge, it’s not being written off altogether.
Real Madrid haven’t completed a Galactico signing since getting James Rodriguez in 2014.
They were interested in Kylian Mbappe but his move to PSG means he is now attainable.
But while Neymar made the same switch in the summer, leaving Barcelona for the Ligue 1 giants, Real are confident a deal could be done.
It’s said they have discussed the possibility of signing Harry Kane, Eden Hazard and Timo Werner but none of them are at the standard of Neymar.
Signing the Brazilian would be complicated, especially given he cost PSG a world-record £200m.
But it’s said a deal could go through in the summer of 2019 with Cristiano Ronaldo potentially moving the other way.
A Real Madrid ambassador was this week pictured with Neymar while he was on holiday, prompting further speculation in Spain.
10 MOST EXPENSIVE FOOTBALLERS IN HISTORY
1 Neymar, Barcelona to Paris St Germain, 2017, £200.6million
2 Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool to Barcelona, 2018, £106.4m
3 Ousmane Dembele, Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona, 2017, £96.8m
4 Paul Pogba, Juventus to Manchester United, 2016, £89m
5 Gareth Bale, Tottenham to Real Madrid, 2013, £85.3m
6 Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009, £80m
7 Gonzalo Higuain, Napoli to Juventus, 2016, £75.3m
8= Romelu Lukaku, Everton to Manchester United, 2017, £75m
8= Virgil van Dijk, Southampton to Liverpool, 2018, £75m
10 Luis Suarez, Liverpool to Barcelona, 2014, £65m.