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Perez ‘obsessed’ with Neymar says Graham Hunter

during a Brazil training session ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Rostov Arena on June 16, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is determined to sign Neymar during this transfer window, according to Spanish Football expert Graham Hunter.

Neymar is currently tied to a deal with French champions Paris Saint Germain until 2022 but has been linked with Madrid as a replacement for the outgoing Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Spanish giants did release a statement last week distancing themselves from a move for the Brazilian star, but Hunter states that the club is still intent on securing his signature.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Florentino Perez is obsessed with signing Neymar. He was before Ronaldo left and it was one of the things that annoyed Ronaldo because the ruling king never likes to see a prince taking over his fiefdom.”

“I don’t see how they achieve it but it is 100 per cent factual that Real Madrid are pouring every resource they have got, whether it’s strategic or financial or marketing in order to try and get Neymar.”

Ronaldo completed his move to Juventus for €105 million over the weekend, which leaves a gaping hole in the Madrid frontline that will surely be filled quickly in line with the clubs famous Galactico policy.

Eden Hazard of Chelsea has also been linked with a move to Los Blancos, but Neymar may now seek a way out of Ligue 1 following his disappointing World Cup campaign with Brazil.

 

Hunter also added that the former Barcelona man has links to Madrid which extend back to his childhood.

He said: “Neymar went to Real Madrid and trained there when he was a kid, they thought they had him signed and sealed before Barcelona nipped in and convinced him, his father and Santos that it had to be Barcelona.”