Real Madrid has come in with a player plus cash offer all of their own for Neymar.
We have heard all the talk, cash plus Bale, or cash plus Rodriguez. But according to Spanish football outlet Sport, there is a new player in the mix.
Real Madrid club president Florentino Perez has now offered Vinicius Junior as part of the deal.
There was talk earlier of Real not with-holding any player from the deal. Even the name Raphael Varane was thrown into the mix.
While it seems unlikely that Madrid would part with a player like Varane. Vinicius and Neymar could almost be considered a like for like.
The Brazilian Vinicius only arrived last summer at the Santiago Bernabeau for a 45 million Euro fee.
After a reasonable debut season for Los Blancos, he made 36 appearances and scored 7 goals.
It is rumoured that Madrid value the player at 70 million Euros. That still leaves quite a cash addition to the deal. As PSG are demanding 250 million for Neymar.
What Madrid do have on their side, is Leonardo the director of football in Paris. He is a big fan of Vinicius Jr and has even gone as far as to call him a young Neymar.
Vinicius is only 19 and maybe of greater appeal to Nasser Al Khelaifi.
All the offers so far from both Madrid and Barcelona, have involved players, they no longer value, or have failed at their current club.
Vinicius Jr was far from a failure, and until Zidane’s return was a player full of confidence and demonstration of his ability.
Perez’s thought here may be an attempt to renew his Galactico mission but also get manager Zinedine Zidane back on side.
The Neymar to somewhere saga takes another twist. The deal will come down to who pays up or puts up a deal that meets PSG’s approval first.