Neymar could leave Barcelona this summer.

Barcelona's Neymar offered to Real Madrid for £148 million

Published Add your comment

Barcelona's financial difficulties have been well documented in recent weeks.

The Catalonians face quite the dilemma with a host of their star players asking for new and improved contracts heading into the 2016/17 term.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar and Sergio Busquets are all demanding - or have already been offered - new deals that Barcelona can't afford.


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

Article continues below

As a result, selling some of their star players could be their only way out.

And it would seem Barca chiefs think the very same if recent news from Spanish sources are to be believed.

Article continues below

According to Spanish radio station COPE, per AS, a broker has offered Neymar to rivals Real Madrid for £148 million and demanded a £23 million-per-year salary for the Brazilian.

Simply put, Barcelona are desperate.

The same reports suggests that Real are unsure on pursuing the 24-year-old having previously failed in trying to sign him.

Zinedine Zidane and co. will have to make a decision soon, though, with Paris Saint-Germain supposedly prepared to stump up the money to secure Neymar's signature.

Barcelona v Sevilla - Copa del Rey Final

It's worth noting Barcelona and the winger have verbally agreed a deal, but nothing has yet been signed.

His potential arrival at PSG is a simple one after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract expired, but in moving to Los Blancos, Neymar would likely dislodge a member of the BBC (Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo).

COPE understand that Ronaldo's place is safe, suggesting one of the other two would have to make way for Neymar's arrival.

Should it be Benzema, Manchester United would be handed a huge boost in their pursuit of the clinical Frenchman.

According to the Independent, Jose Mourinho is keen to bring his former striker to Old Trafford as he seeks to bolster his attacking options ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

Granada CF v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

Benzema has since quashed rumours that he could join the Portuguese manager, though.

"Mourinho was something special," he told Spanish newspaper Marca. "It did not go well at first, then it got better, with ups and downs.

"I'm not the player I was when I was younger, and I'm proud to say that. But no club makes me dream like Real Madrid.

"I always say I'm at the best club in the world, with the stadium, the fans, with a level of playing that is very demanding, with the best players in the world."

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

La Liga
UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid
Europa League
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi

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