Barca star hoping Neymar chooses Barca move over Madrid

The PSG star has been linked with a shock move to the Santiago Bernabeu, which a former team-mate admits would be tough to see

Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena admits it would hurt to see Neymar join fierce rivals Real Madrid, amidst reports Zinedine Zidane’s side are looking to sign the Paris Saint-Germain star.

Goal recently revealed that Los Blancos are preparing to make a bid in the region of €100 million for Neymar and could even send Luka Modric to Paris as part of a deal.

While no official bid has been made, PSG director Leonardo confirmed talks over a potential transfer of their Brazilian attacker are advancing as Neymar looks to secure a move away from the Ligue 1 champions.

Exactly where the former Barcelona star ends up remains to be seen with current Blaugrana midfielder Alena conceding it would be difficult to see Neymar move to Madrid.

“It would hurt if Neymar went to our eternal rival, especially after playing [for Barcelona],” Alena told reporters on Saturday after Barca defeated Napoli 4-0 in the inaugural La Liga-Serie A Cup.

“We hope that he comes back. He’s a spectacular player, one of the best in the world.

“If he comes back it would be an amazing signing, it would be an incredible way to close the transfer window. He would make us all better.”