Neymar's agent wants him to move to Real Madrid

Published 2 Comments

Neymar's agent Wagner Ribeiro risks facing the wrath of Barcelona's passionate supporters by advising his client to join their bitter rivals, Real Madrid

Last week a Brazilian court froze the Barca star's assets, along with those of his family and related businesses, to a total value of 188.8 million Brazilian reals ($48 million, €42 million).

A Sao Paulo court has also alleged the 23-year-old evaded almost $16 million in Brazilian taxes between 2011 and 2013 when he was playing for Santos.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Article continues below

Evidently angered by the Brazilian government's actions towards Neymar, Ribeiro took to Instagram to advise his star client on what he should do.

In the post, directed at Neymar Senior, he said: "Take your money, send everything to tax havens, legally, of course. This way you will stop paying taxes in Brazil! Close your businesses, the Institute of Praia Grande, and go enjoy your life on Mediterranean beaches. You and your family.

Article continues below

"But leave Neymar to play a few more years ... and end his career in Europe, preferably at Real Madrid."

The idea of Neymar pulling on the famous white would be enough to infuriate the Blaugrana faithful. 


Only two players have made the switch directly from the Camp Nou to the Spanish capital in the previous 21 years: Luis Figo and Javier Saviola. 

Saviola's move on a free transfer did not garner much of a reaction from the Catalonian supporters. However, Figo's $60.1 million move in July 2000 caused uproar.

When Los Blancos played at the Camp Nou a pig's head was thrown on to the field and fans gave the Portuguese star an unbelievable amount of abuse.

However, Ribeiro's comments do not mean a move to Real is imminent or will ever happen. But this will not be taken lightly by Barcelona supporters as a move their most fierce rivals is no laughing matter.

Would Neymar moving to Real Madrid be the biggest transfer shock of all-time? Have your say in the comments section below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

La Liga
Real Madrid

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again