Florentino Perez is obsessed with one goal; to bring Neymar to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Real Madrid chief will stop at nothing to see the former-Barcelona striker turn a rival into family. Whether it’s this summer or next, Perez is convinced Neymar will don a Madrid kit.
Rumors of Perez’s affinity for the Brazilian have been around for years. The fact is, he has cozied up to Neymar’s father/agent with the hope of striking a deal eventually.
Currently, Paris Saint-Germain holds Neymar to, and will certainly not let him go for anything less than the €222 million they paid Barcelona for him. However, Perez is reportedly willing to sweeten a deal with PSG by including both Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale in an effort to lower Neymar’s price.
Such a record transaction would send ripples across the soccer world. One place those ripples would seem more like waves is at Old Trafford. Manchester United is rumored to be after both Kroos and Bale, and would be left in the cold if Perez gets his wish.