Real Madrid has put several players on the table available as part of any Neymar deal.
Neymar has apparently become Real Madrid’s number one target.
If not Zinedine Zidane’s, then definitely his club presidents.
They have until September 2nd to make this happen.
Not only would it be a great signing for them, but it would most certainly give them a psychological edge over arch-rivals Barcelona.
According to Marca, they have told PSG to take their pick from an array of Galacticos as part of the deal.
The players include Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas, Luka Modric and maybe even James Rodriguez.
It is believed PSG would prefer a straight cash deal. Even if it meant taking a one year loan and then an obligation to buy.
The Parisians are not short of cash to sign a replacement of their choosing.
It is believed that director of football Leonardo’s first-choice replacement is Paulo Dybala from Juventus.
His transfer fee would be in 70 million Euro range and his wages around 10 million a year.
As extraordinary as this sounds. The numbers are pocket change to PSG and a pittance in comparison to the 222 million they paid for Neymar and the rumored 30 plus million a year he is on.
Madrid is probably hoping that PSG opts for Bale. Who is surplus to requirements and earns similar money to what they plan on paying Neymar?
Navas is still integral to the squad, given his form and the fact that Courtois is out injured.
Club president Florentino Perez would have to do some backtracking if Rodriguez left after he said he was staying.
Modric has said he doesn’t want to leave Madrid.
It remains to be seen if Paris will want a 30-year-old, injury-prone Bale.
But what apparently can be seen is Real’s desire to sign Neymar and PSG’s desire to sell him.