Neymar buys property in Madrid, speculation grows on transfer
Spanish giants Real Madrid have seen their chances of signing ex Barcelona man Neymar rise after the Paris Saint-Germain star reportedly agreed to a deal for a property in the Spanish capital.
Real were first interested in Neymar when he was rising through the ranks at Santos but were beaten to the punch by Barcelona.
The forward’s world-record move to PSG last summer opened the door for them to potentially snap him up in the future though.
Real chief Florentino Perez is intent on getting Neymar on-board as a replacement for veteran talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.
And the latest news from Spain suggests Perez might just see his wish of luring the 25-year-old to the Bernabeu granted.
El Chiringuito TV journalist Borja Mazarro reported last night that Neymar has started househunting in Madrid.
And he shortly followed that claim by stating: “The father of Neymar has agreed to a house in Madrid for June if the move to Madrid is made.”
Mazarro’s revelation was met with plenty of scepticism on Twitter though.
“[Frank] Lampard had a house in Barcelona and never played there… silly information,” said one follower.
“You [Neymar] will live in the house that was bought for Mbappe and Pogba, which was rented Falcao after Gerrard decided he would no longer live in Madrid,” added another.
“I am looking for a house in Catalonia for September and I am not going to sign for FC Barcelona, Espanyol or Girona,” a third quipped.
A PSG fan questioned whether the Ligue 1 giants would be willing to let go of their £198m capture.
“[PSG president] Nasser Al-Khelaifi will not sell you our best player over all, a player who cost more than 222 million euros!” they said.
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