If you don't think Real Madrid are serious in their attempts to coax Neymar away from Barcelona then there is a group of fans at the Nou Camp who beg to differ.
During Barcelona's Copa del Rey tie against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night, a banner reading: "Florentino, Neymar is not Figo" was seen in the crowd while chants of "Neymar stay" were heard ringing around the famous stadium.
These are fans who have seen it all before, of course, after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez nabbed Luis Figo from Barcelona in 2000. Obviously, they are fearing the very worst with regards to their new star.
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And they should be, at least according to the Catalan press. Sport newspaper claim that Neymar has been offered an incredible contract from Real Madrid, totalling €35m-a-year or €675,000-a-week. That is more than double what he currently earns at Barcelona, believed to be around €15m-a-year.
Real Madrid have, supposedly, already decided to move Cristiano Ronaldo on next summer, so long as they overturn their transfer ban, and that will open up a huge vacancy for a new galactico. Perez has an election to win in 2017 and needs a big-name signing to stand any chance of winning.
The Bernabeu club have already established links with Neymar's people and held extensive talks with them in 2013 before the Brazilian eventually moved to Barcelona. However, they capped his release clause at €190m, which is an attainable figure for Real Madrid to meet.
While Barcelona have experienced tremendous success, they don't have the money to match Real Madrid's offer and now face the prospect of their most loathed rivals matching Neymar's release clause.
Offering the throne
Of course, Neymar must still agree a contract with Los Blancos and it might be the case that no amount of money would convince him to leave. He is currently flourishing alongside Leo Messi and Luis Suarez and is winning everything Spanish football has to offer.
But the chance to succeed Ronaldo may give Neymar the platform he needs to become the world's best player. Currently, he plays in Messi's shadow and might like a throne for himself.
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