Real Madrid news: Neymar ‘sends message’ to Cristiano Ronaldo amid transfer fear
NEYMAR has been in touch with Cristiano Ronaldo about a potential move to Real Madrid, it has been claimed.
Neymar reportedly wants out of Paris Saint-Germain less than a year after joining the French champions for a world-record £200m fee.
A switch to Real Madrid has been mooted, with the club’s transfer fixer Florentino Perez eager to land a deal.
But, according to Diario Gol, who are renowned for making outlandish transfer claims, Ronaldo is concerned that Neymar would steal the limelight and challenge him for star billing at the Bernabeu.
The Spanish publication claim Neymar is aware of Ronaldo’s feelings and has taken action to ease his fears.
He reportedly sent the Portuguese star a message via compatriot and Real Madrid left-back Marcelo to assure him that he does not need to worry.
Diario Gol say that Neymar is eager to form a dream partnership with Ronaldo, similar to how he performed alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona.
Neymar has sent a message to Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Diario Gol
Despite the mounting speculation, Brazil legend Ronaldo believes it is impossible for Real Madrid to sign Neymar.
“[Neymar] joined PSG recently for a big fee, and I don't believe PSG need money,” Ronaldo, who now works as an ambassador for the Spanish giants.
“So even if Real Madrid make a very big offer, it won't change their minds.
“At the moment, I think it's impossible for Neymar to play at Real Madrid. Maybe in a few years. He is still young, but at the moment, impossible.
“I believe he likes it in Paris, he wanted a change [from Barcelona] and knew what was going to happen.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be worried that Neymar will steal the limelight
However, former Barcelona star Rivaldo claims the transfer is “very likely” to go through.
“I’ve already said that Neymar can be the best player in the world, but I don’t think he’ll ever make it if he stays at PSG,” he said.
“He has to leave the PSG. If you look at England, Spain, Italy, Germany... it’s different. I’m talking in terms of football, competition.
“Neymar won’t go back to Barcelona. His situation was very difficult there.
“According to the information I have, because of everything I’ve heard lately, I think it’s very likely that Neymar will go to Real Madrid.
“I believe he can become the best player in the world there.”