Real Madrid drop Neymar for Mbappe as their Next Transfer Target
Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Neymar due to various factors including the implications that a move for the Brazilian would have on their goal to one day land his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe.
Sources close to events at the Santiago Bernabeu suggest that the Brazil international is now not a top target for the Blancos despite there having been initial enthusiasm to rival Barcelona for a deal.
Madrid had been keen to explore the possibility of signing Neymar after it appeared he wanted out of PSG, but they are instead focusing their attention on other targets, such as Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Zinedine Zidane’s side have already spent big during the current transfer window bringing in the likes of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, and Ferland Mendy.
Neymar has long been linked with a move to the Bernabeu and he certainly slips into the ‘Galactico‘ talent category, with Madrid president Florentino Perez a big fan of the player.
Indeed, there was talk of the South American moving to Real prior to his switch to Barcelona back in 2013 and Madrid also missed out when he made the switch to PSG.
The Madrid board are, however, no longer in universal agreement that Neymar is the right fit for the club.