Will Madrid still want Neymar after PSG?

Will Madrid still want Neymar after PSG?

Will Madrid still want Neymar after PSG?

"We are talking about two great players, but tomorrow is a Real Madrid-PSG, not a Neymar against Cristiano", Zidane added.

Neymar has not been affected by the rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid, his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos insisted ahead of the sides' Champions League showdown.

Previously, the former Real Madrid legend Ronaldo also endorsed the idea that Neymar would fit well into the jigsaw puzzle at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Madrid club posted the world's highest annual turnover for a decade until recently being overtaken by Manchester United, fuelled by the Premier League's astronomical TV rights. "But they are both capable of turning games".

Napoli are bucking the trend in Italy, but they are only one point clear of Juventus at the top of Serie A and it would be a surprise if Maurizio Sarri's team deny Juve a seventh successive Scudetto this season.

The idea is that the 26-year-old has reportedly been disappointed by the low level of Ligue 1, and its physicality. Creating 19 chances for his teammates in their six games, as well as hitting the target on 59% of his shots, this is a man who truly is amongst the world's best in his position and he has the chance to play his way into Ballon d'Or contention with a strong run in the Champions League.

Neymar is now averaging a goal a game for PSG this season, bagging six goals and three assists in the Champions League group stages, picking up four Man of the Match awards on the way.

Wednesday's other tie sees Liverpool travel to Porto.

"This tie", Ronaldo said, "could define the whole season". We know how hard it is going to be but I want to see a great PSG. The losing coach is likely to find himself out of work by the end of the season.

2 - Last season, Madrid became the first team since Inter in 2010 to win the Champions League after finishing second in their group.

Years back, Real Madrid had stars such as Figo and Ronaldo, who also played with Barcelona. Unai Emery's side expected to go far in this competition.

"But now seeing the quality of PSG has encouraged him and there are no more ego disputes". Before then he had only scored four goals all season.

PSG will be hoping the decision to invest so much of its resources in securing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe does not backfire against Madrid.

"My relationship with Real is over", Di Maria said.

Might it have been wiser to spend on protecting the shaky defense?

Madrid is protecting a formidable home record in Europe, having gone 17 matches unbeaten. This is a ground he could have walked on as a home player plenty of times in the past.

The South American duo appear to be pretty close, and when asked by Sport about their bond, Coutinho said: "We were at Liverpool together and when I signed for them he helped me a lot".

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