It looks like Karim Benzema is doing some recruiting job for his side, Real Madrid, as the Frenchman might be tempting one of the most important players in European football to join him in Real Madrid this summer. As rumors of a possible Paris Saint-Germain exit increase for Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr, the French striker has stirred the pot by posting a picture of himself with Ney on Instagram, setting the alarms on for everybody around the player, his current club and the potential new one.
Recent reports have pointed out how unhappy Neymar is in Paris right now after an injury-plagued season, who ended with the player starring one of the most despicable moments for a footballer when he punched a rival fan in the face following his side’s loss to Stade Rennes in the French Cup final.
It’s not a secret that even though Ney’s team had a good season domestically speaking, the Brazilian was the objective of several criticisms for his antics on and off the pitch, including the club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi calling out the player indirectly for his ‘celebrity behavior’.
This summer the biggest clubs in Spain, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for the former Santos star, but he needs to take a pay cut in order to make that happen. Still, Real Madrid chairman Florentino Perez would love to see the 27-year-old sharing touches with the French striker at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Nevertheless, seeing the spending of the Whites this summer, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they discard a move for the Brazilian star, whose transfer fee will surpass the €200-million mark, something that Madrid would not be willing to do after disbursing more than €300 million for their summer rebuild.