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Tebas insists that Madrid won’t pay €400m for Neymar, as speculations heighten
- Updated: June 8, 2018
In light of recent reports that Cristiano Ronaldo is intent on quitting Real Madrid, Brazil international and PSG forward Neymar will be one of the ideal replacements for the Portuguese star should he eventually call it quits at the Bernabeu this summer after landing many laurels and personal achievements through the platform that he was offered by Real Madrid.
Neymar is one of Los Blancos’ reported targets this summer and it will cost a fortune to prise him away from Ligue 1 outfit Paris St. Germain as it was also a fortune, and current world record transfer fee that enabled PSG to snatch him from the grasp of Barcelona.
Whilst the Ronaldo issue rages on, there is also the issue on who will replace Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu. Like we said earlier, many won’t want to be in the shoes of the Real Madrid hierarchy presently. Let’s now face the Neymar/Ronaldo possibilities at the Bernabeu.
The President of the La Liga has made his opinion known on the possibility of Real Madrid signing the Brazilian on a world record fee. Javier Tebas has insisted that Real Madrid won’t pay €400m to sign Neymar although he added that Los Blancos can afford such a deal based on the numbers they generate.
Regardless, these assertions by Tebas may have added credence to the speculation that Madrid are interested in Neymar this summer, and this speculation is being fuelled the more by Ronaldo’s supposed imminent departure from the Santiago Bernabeu. Marcelo’s statement that Ronaldo isn’t the boss at the Bernabeu, and wouldn’t hamper any possible move for Neymar could be another pointer.
Another possible replacement for Ronaldo that Madrid can look towards is Eden Hazard, another mercurial player who has been heavily linked with Madrid recently, with reports suggesting that the departed Zidane had pointed him out as a potential signing. Nevertheless, we wait to see how the Ronaldo situation turns out, as well as the managerial position at the Bernabeu. Hopefully, these issues get sorted sooner than later.