According to the revelations made by his former agent, Neymar was the subject of an offer of € 300m from Real in 2019.
Real Madrid had a € 300million offer for Neymar in 2019, according to Wagner Ribeiro, who said Paris Saint-Germain had made it clear that even “a billion” would not be enough for the Brazilian’s transfer.
The French capital club broke the world transfer record in the summer of 2017 by luring the South American superstar away from Barcelona in a € 222million deal. Since this agreement, a return to Spain for Neymar has often been mentioned. Barça sought to attract him, but this is also the case with Real. Two years ago, the Merengues even tried everything to attract him to the Bernabeu, but to no avail.
Ribeiro, a former Neymar agent, told L’Equipe: “At that point he was about to go to Real Madrid. Madrid were ready to pay € 300m for him. Florentino [Perez] told me, but Nasser [Al-Khelaifi ] refused saying to me: “even for a billion, it will not leave!” “
Could Neymar still leave PSG?
After having that exit door close, Neymar resolved to continue with PSG. He has scored 83 goals in 106 appearances, helping his current club win several domestic titles and reach the Champions League final as well.
Transfer rumors continue to circulate, however, especially as he approaches the last year of his contract in Paris.
A new contract in Paris is said to be under consideration, alongside ongoing discussions on the interest of Barca and Real. Asked about it, Ribeiro said his former colt was unlikely to change his tunic this summer. “He lives in a beautiful city, he has a lot of friends and he is very happy in Paris. No club in the world can offer what PSG offers them. Only PSG can afford Neymar. Real Madrid have financial problems. Barça? It’s even worse. In Italy ? No club can compete. Manchester United or Manchester City? I do not believe it. In Paris, he is making a great living and he plays for a very good team. This season, they will win the Champions League, and Neymar will be Ballon d’Or, you will see “, he added.