Perez wanted him to back when he was a youngster at Santos. Although the Brazilian star eventually “followed his heart” and chose to sign for their Clasico rivals Barcelona.
Perez is still dreaming of signing Neymar
According to player’s former agent Wagner Ribeiro, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is still dreaming of signing Neymar. Perez wanted him to back when he was a youngster at Santos. Although the Brazilian star eventually “followed his heart” and chose to sign for their Clasico rivals Barcelona. Barça still wants to return Neymar to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain. Again, the president of Mediapro, who intends to broadcast League 1 matches next season, said that it’s “impossible” that Barça could finance such a step. Whether Madrid could afford to delay, it is unclear, but, according to Ribeiro, Perez would like to try. “He wanted the Blaugrana when he was at Santos,” Ribeiro told reporters. “I struggled to take him to Real Madrid, and I brought three Real Madrid directors to Sao Paulo.
Neymar followed his heart and signed for Barca
“They spent 15 days in my office with He’s father, with Neymar, trying to sign a contract. But in the end, Neymar followed his heart; He has a dream to play for Barcelona.” Perez wants to sign Neymar. Last year, in May, I went to the Florentino office, and he told me that he still has that dream. “Neymar played four seasons with Barcelona, winning two league titles, three del Rey Cups and the Champions League in 2014-15. Along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the historical ‘MSN’ partnership. Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 matches in all competitions for the club. In the summer of 2017, he moved to PSG as part of a world record, and although the goals and titles continued to flow, he was consistently associated with the return to Spanish football.
Barcelona stubbornly tried to sign it last summer, while he wanted to make the transition before any possible deal collapsed, as the Catalans could not unload Ousmane Dembele. All signs indicate that Barca is again trying to take him back to Camp Nou when the transfer window opens, with Inter striker Lautaro Martinez also targeting. The Catalan club also made initial inquiries with representatives of Timo Werner. However, the RB Leipzig striker is seen as a back-up, with Neymar and Lautaro at the top of their wishlist.