Neymar adviser Wagner Ribeiro meets Florentino Pérez

28 Apr 2019
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Amid frenzied speculation over the signings that could arrive at Real Madrid this summer as Los Blancos prepare to overhaul their squad, Wagner Ribeiro, an agent whose clients include Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil’s Neymar, has been photographed at a meeting with Bernabéu president Florentino Pérez.

Previously involved in negotiating mooted Neymar move to Madrid

A figure who previously helped to broker Madrid’s deal to sign Robinho in 2005 and also had a hand in Vinicius’ arrival at the club last year, Ribeiro’s presence at the offices of Pérez’s construction company, ACS, has raised eyebrows, particularly as it comes shortly after Neymar spoke publicly of his desire to play with Eden Hazard – a star who looks likely to be at the LaLiga giants next season.

“I wanted him to go to Madrid – I’ve always said that”

Back in 2017, Ribeiro told the media outlet UOL of his regret that Neymar did not opt for the Bernabéu over the Camp Nou. “I took offers from Chelsea and Real Madrid to [the player’s then club] Santos,” he said. “Barcelona’s went straight to his father. I wanted him to go to Madrid – I’ve always said that.

In financial terms, it was a better offer for Santos. It was better for the player too. But he decided to go to Barcelona, because he’d set his heart on that.”

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