Real Madrid Transfer News: Neymar on his way to the Bernabeu
In one of the latest transfer rumours doing the round, Brazil’s 19 year old forward Neymar has admitted that he is set to join Real Madrid.
The Santos player is reported to have told Brazilians teammates in a farewell dinner, after their Copa America exit about his next move. He confessed to them that he is joining Real Madrid.
“I’m going to play for Real Madrid. I want to succeed there,” AS says Neymar told his teammates.
Meanwhile Santos are still to make a decision whether to sell Neymar this season or wait until the Club World Cup gets over later this year and sell the forward when the winter transfer window opens in January.
Neymar has also attracted interest from clubs such as Manchester United, Milan, Internazionale, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Juventus, with Real Madrid even going so far as to claim that they had signed a pre contract agreement with Neymar’s agent, Renato Rodrigues which Santos fervently denied.
So if Neymar is already a done deal with Real Madrid despite Barcelona offering him €50 million, then Santos can no longer sell him to other clubs, as they will have to pay huge compensation to Real, if they do so.
However Santos placed a €30 million price tag on the player’s head and tied Neymar down to a new contract lasting until December 2014. Neymar himself said he did not think it was time to leave Santos, and that he was entirely focused on his current club, However, Renato Rodrigues insisted that the Santos striker does not want to stay in his home country of Brazil