Brazilian talisman Neymar is eager to leave Paris Saint-Germain after recent bust-ups with fans and also with the management. Hence clubs like FC Barcelona and their arch-rivals, Real Madrid are the only teams in the running to secure the signature of the 27-year old forward. His decision to leave Parc des Princes during this transfer window have given the boost for both the La Liga sides who can afford the cost of the Brazil international in this current market.
However things are not clear whether the Catalan outfit are ready to splash the cash on Neymar after securing the services of Frenkie De Jong, Neto, Junior Firpo and the biggest of the all of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid for a huge fee. Hence it will be difficult for Barcelona to find a way to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou.
The Los Blancos face the same consequences as their rivals, Zinedine Zidane has spent a lot in signing players like Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and the biggest of all, Eden Hazard from Europa League champions, Chelsea FC. Hence there isn’t that much money left in the kitty for the Brazilian, so the record Champions League winners are looking to set up a player cash deal for the 27-year old forward. The players to be included are supposed to be Marcelo, Raphael Varane and Isco.
The report in Sports Mole suggests that these three players have been made available in order for Real to meet Neymar’s wages, which could potentially reach around £700,000 per week. It looks like a very dodgy decision for the Los Blancos as if the deal is placed on the table, their squad depth decreased though they get someone of Neymar’s quality to boost the overall quality of the side.
Isco has not looked the same player he once was and the Spanish midfielder has lost his charm in midfield and now he made it difficult to find game time ahead of players like Luca Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro forming the midfielder trio for Real Madrid. While Isco adds more dynamism and creativity to the team and also adds more depth the Los Blancos side but considering that he won’t get regular minutes, it will be a good decision for the Spain international to seek a move out of Santiago Bernabeu.
Also having someone like Marcelo is justified as the Brazilian is on the twilight of his career and has struggled to maintain consistency in recent times. However with age, he struggles to track and his defensive output has not been pleasing for the French tactician, who has brought in Ferland Mendy in this transfer window to replace the Brazilian defender.
However the biggest surprise here is Raphael Varane, considering that Jesus Vallejo was also allowed to join Wolves, it will be major trouble if the French World Cup winner leaves the club.
Varane has been a great player for the club and has partnered Sergio Ramos through good and bad times. Although his performances have dipped and considering Eder Militao’s arrival it will be a huge challenge for the Frenchman to keep up with his performances if he stays at Madrid. Considering the deal as a whole, Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has approved that the club will make an official bid for the player before the summer transfer window closes.