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5 factors that will decide Neymar's move to Real Madrid

Sujith Mohan
ANALYST
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18.11K   //    04 Feb 2018, 13:12 IST

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Neymar Jr left Barcelona in the summer to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world record deal worth €222 million. It stunned the footballing world as Neymar decided to move out of the shadow of Lionel Messi.

Just months after the transfer, rumours began to surface that Neymar Jr had started to regret his PSG move. The Brazilian has emerged as Real Madrid’s priority transfer target after their poor start to the 2017/18 campaign.

The possibility of a Real Madrid move hinges on a lot of things, and without much ado, let's take a look at the factors that will decide whether Neymar will make his dream move to Santiago Bernabeu.


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Neymar booed by PSG fans for Cavani penalty snub

Though Neymar is brilliant with his performances on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring 23 goals and 14 assists so far in all competitions, his on-field disputes and off-field issues do not seem to relent.

As early as September, there was an on-field dispute between Neymar and Cavani on who takes the penalties for PSG. It turned really ugly when Dani Alves got involved. Things seemed settled until another penalty issue came up.

Neymar was jeered by his own fans in their 7-0 win over Dijon when the Brazilian took the spot-kick, denying Edinson Cavani the opportunity to break Zlatan Ibrahimovic's club record for most goals.

According to L'Equipe, those jeers provoked a reaction and a point of reflection among Neymar and his people. It looks a bit like they are regretting the decision to leave FC Barcelona. 

Also, according to a Brazilian journalist, the Brazilian has spoken about regretting the move as he misses his wife and son, who are still in Barcelona, Spain.

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