- Match Analysis
Real Madrid are expected to bolster their side this summer after a poor domestic campaign, losing the La Liga title to rivals Barcelona. Club President Florentino Perez wants to sign world class players this summer in order to strengthen the squad for next season.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has been linked with a move to the La Liga giants for a long time. Despite joining the Ligue 1 giants for a world record fee of €222 million last summer, the Brazilian has been persistently linked with a switch to Spanish Club.
The 26 year old was in excellent form for the French giants, scoring 28 goals and assisting 16 from 30 appearances before suffering a foot injury. But many reports claimed that the former Barcelona star is less than happy with life at Parc Des Princes and may leave the club this summer.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has further intensified further speculations by claiming that Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo would be able to play together in the same team.
“At the moment, all I can tell you is I’m worried about what’s coming up,” said the French coach, who will look to win a third consecutive Champions League title against Liverpool at the end of this month.
“After the final we’ll talk with the club about next year and what changes will be made. But I can’t talk about anything like that [Neymar] at the moment.”
“Good player are always compatible,” he said. “I remember one year they said I wasn’t compatible to play with Djorkaeff. We won the World Cup together.
“So good players can always play together. On the pitch there is a chemistry.”
Zidane added: “I don’t know if we are negotiating for Neymar. What’s worrying us is what is going on at the moment.
“I haven’t asked Neymar personally because I don’t get involved in these things. We have to finish this season, the rest will come after.”