Real Madrid are set to make a summer move for Neymar, according to the Independent.
Los Blancos are said to be confident of securing the signing of the Brazilian as they look to prepare for an era without their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The reported word amongst the top level of the Bernabeu hierarchy is that the 22-year-old is “definitely” coming.
Real Madrid have, this year, final fallen below Manchester United in the revenue table and its thought they’re planning a monumental string of summer moves to financially re-compete at the very top.
With big incomings come big outgoings, and the summer overhaul could leave a few big named players on the unwanted pile.
The likes of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Keylor Navas could all be allowed to leave should Real manage to complete what will be one of the club’s busiest transfer windows for many years.
Financial Fair Play will also play a part if this deal goes ahead. Whilst the French club undoubtedly have more money in total as a club, they are less able to spend it due to financial restrictions. Along with the purchase of Neymar, they also still owe Monaco for Kylian Mbappe – a figure thought to be around £160m.
It’s these restrictions and that money owed to Monaco that could lead to the PSG perhaps seeing this move as something they’d be open to.
It’s also understood that due to the work that was required to get Neymar to Paris, there are certain conditions that would allow him to leave so soon. It would certainly be of no surprise should some sort of ‘get-out clause’ come to light. You could hardly blame PSG for succumbing to that.
It remains to be seen whether this deal will go ahead, but we could again be on the cusp of a very big few months in the world of football transfers.