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Messi the real reason why Neymar is keen to join Real Madrid: Report
- Updated: February 1, 2018
A lot of speculation has gone in to where Neymar will find himself next summer, but the Brazilian, who made a record transfer to Paris Sanit-Germain only a few months back, already knows which club he wants to go to and it has a lot to do with former teammate Lionel Messi.
According to Spanish daily Don Balon, Neymar knows that Real Madrid are in such a helpless position that they will do pretty much anything to get him to play for them, with reports surfacing that club president Florentino Perez is looking to build a new galacticos team centred around the talented Brazilian.
For all those of you who thought that Neymar is a money-hungry twat, this story will go a long way in proving your point, as it suggests that Neymar’s primary reason to come back to Spain is because he wants to earn a greater wage than his Barcelona counterpart.
Currently, Neymar bags around $38 million per year following his transfer from Barcelona in the summer for a reported sum of close to $250 million.
While that is a serious amount of money to be making, it is evidently not enough for Neymar, who believes that he is earning around three times less than what Messi is being paid.
The report goes on to add that talks between Neymar and Real Madrid have been taking place pretty much since the moment he left Barcelona.
In fact, it also suggests that the 25-year-old only left the Camp Nou to get out from under Messi’s shadow. Finally some truth, some of you may argue.
Neymar has been prolific in Paris so far, netting 26 goals and adding 14 assists in all competitions with the Ligue 1 leaders.
Yet, that is apparently not good enough for him and he is also believed to be far from happy with the standard of the league, which he believes is not challenging enough and thereby preventing his growth as a footballer.