Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is prepared to break the bank and spend €500 million in the summer to land Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, according to report.
The Real Madrid directors are keen on signing Neymar despite the huge financial involvement.
Neymar is a long-term target for Perez right from his days with Santos but the deal was hijacked by Barcelona in 2013.
The European Champions have been warned about the cost implication of the deal but Perez still wants to push for a move to sign the former Santos and Barcelona forward.
Esteve Calzada, CEO of ‘PrimeTime Sports’, produces a biannual study of the transfer market which is regarded highly across the high levels of football.
Calzada, reports Sport, believes it would take €250m to convince Paris Saint-Germain to sell Neymar after they parted with €222m to sign him from Barcelona. A five-year contract worth €40m-a-year would also need to be tabled.
But when the various government taxes are added, the operation will be breaking the €500m barrier should Florentino pursue it.
In France, persistent speculation about a potential Real bid to sign Neymar, possibly as early as this year, has been seen as an attempt to unsettle PSG ahead of this tie.
“I think Neymar will one day play for Real Madrid.”
It is not too big a stretch to imagine Real doing something similar should Neymar oversee their downfall.
He will surely not be at PSG forever, and Madrid president Florentino Perez cannot wait too much longer to sign another global superstar, and a successor to Ronaldo.
“I hope Neymar will stay. He still has a lot of things to achieve with us,” PSG skipper Thiago Silva told Canal+.