Albeit Real Madrid have ruled out a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar Jr., the Spanish giants reportedly had the chance to actually acquire the Brazilian’s services this summer, with the French side offering the player in two occasions this summer.
Neymar is understood to be on his way out of the Parc des Princes as the Ligue 1 champions look to undergo a major overhaul in their essence this summer. Even though Les Parisiens are set to part ways with the Brazil international, they would prefer to send Ney to any other team but Barcelona.
Marca claim that Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi has twice offered Real Madrid the chance to sign the 27-year-old ahead of the new season. It’s reported that PSG's relationship with Barcelona is nearly non-existent, with ongoing bad blood between the two sides since Neymar moved to the French capital two years ago.
The Spanish publication adds that the Ligue 1 champions 'do not trust' that a move back to Camp Nou is possible for Neymar this summer, and that their decision-makers would prefer to see the Brazilian 'never return' to Barcelona, which is why they approached Real Madrid on two occasions.
Things are different with Real Madrid’s chairman Florentino Perez, who has maintained a good relationship with the French champions. But, sadly for Les Parisiens, Madrid are not interested in making a move for Neymar this transfer window.
Having spent over €300 million this offseason to land the right pieces for manager Zinedine Zidane, including Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, and Ferland Mendy, Madrid will try to recoup some money with their outgoings, as they only have racked up €95 million through sales so far.