Will it be third time lucky for Neymar and Real Madrid?

14 Jan 2018

So far Neymar and Real Madrid have had talks over a possible move on two occasions and now perhaps, 12 years on it will be third time lucky.

Neymar had a trial with Madrid when he was 14, having arrived in the Spanish capital with his father and agent Wagner Ribeiro. He got to see the facilities at Valdebebas and trained with players like Dani Carvajal.

All appeared to be moving smoothly with Los Blancos requesting the local Madrid federation for him to named in their youth team but after two weeks training and having convinced the coaches, he decided to return to Brazil.

Ribeiro wanted 60,000 euros for his transfer which Real refused.

In 2013, Neymar passed a medical in Brazil with Madrid and even signed an agreement. Following Barcelona’s involvement, Florentino Perez sent a member of the club’s legal team, Javier Lopez Farre, who said that the deal was closed.

However, demands made by Santos and the change in certain requirements from the player led to Madrid to pull out.

Now Madrid and Neymar are being linked together again, and time will tell whether on this occasion there will be a happy ending.

Next Match

Real Madrid vs AC Milan (On time)

POLL

Should Real Madrid include Vinicius in Mbappe transfer deal?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
TOP SCORERS
Leo Messi 23 Goals Barcelona
Karim Benzema 21 Goals Real Madrid
Gerard Moreno 20 Goals Villarreal
L. Suárez 19 Goals Atlético Madrid
Youssef En-nesyri 16 Goals Sevilla
Lewandowski 10 Goals Bayern Munich
Haaland 8 Goals RB Salzburg
Harry Kane 6 Goals Tottenham Hotspur
Son Heung-min 5 Goals Tottenham Hotspur
Sterling 5 Goals Manchester City
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER