The Brazilian has been heavily linked with the Spanish side
Real Madrid won their third consecutive Champions league title back in May after defeating Liverpool 3-1. But they endured an underwhelming domestic campaign as they finished behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the league.
Julen Lopetegui has been appointed as the club’s new manager after Zinedine Zidane decided to leave the club at the end of the season. The Spaniard is keen to bolster the squad for the upcoming season.
The La Liga giants have long been heavily linked with a move for Neymar and the speculations have been carrying on since he joined Paris Saint- Germain last summer for a world record transfer fee of €222 million.
It has been reported that the Brazil International is not happy with the life at Paris and could leave after spending just one season with the Ligue 1 giants. The rumours have also stepped up during the World Cup.
Former Real Madrid player Jorge Valdano has urged the club to sign Kylian Mbappe over the Brazilian this summer as he feels it will be the best option for them.
He told Onda Cero: “Neymar would have plenty of value in terms of both marketing and football.
“I think Madrid have interest in him, but I do not know about any offers or any potential bids but it would be nearly impossible to sign a player who can sell a lot like him.
“I would prefer if they go for Mbappe as he would be a long-term investment because he is six years younger and is already at the top level.
“He scores lot of goals, plays direct attacking football, breaks through defences and he will define the next decade of football, he reminds me of Ronaldo Nazario.
“I believe Mbappe is also a good person.”
The France International was a crucial player for PSG’s domestic dominance last season, scoring 21 goals in all competitions and helping his team to win the domestic treble.
The 19 year old is also having an excellent World Cup campaign as he scored two important goals against Argentina in the Round of 16 and won the match 4-3. France will face Uruguay in the Quarter-Finals.
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