Real Madrid secretly dreams of a spectacular transfer with Neymar. That takes money. Does Ronaldo even have to give way?
Cristiano Ronaldo is 32 years old. One of the big questions at Real Madrid is: How long will the subscription world footballer continue to play? And at the highest level?
And because Real President Florentino Perez is also a driving force behind this question, he is gradually planning the future of the royalty for the time after Ronaldo.
And as its potential successor – of course – another superstar is considered. He is seven years younger and hears the name Neymar.
Neymar’s father gave Perez hope on Wednesday that the Brazilian, who changed over from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer for 222 million euros, will eventually play for the royalists.
“You can never rule that out because things change quickly in football. I can’t talk about negotiations that may only take place in five or six years’ time,”said Neymar senior at Fox Sports, but at the same time he emphasized:” My son has just arrived in Paris and signed a long-term contract.
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Real will therefore have to wait a little longer with Mr Neymar, whose contract in Paris runs until 2022. Then the Brazilian would be 30, but Perez will not want to wait that long.
Ronaldo’s contract with Real ends in 2021. If the Madrilenians want to get a handsome replacement for him, they would have to sell him at least one year in advance. Preferably even earlier in order to achieve the optimum price.
In order to fulfill Neymar’s dream as quickly as possible, Perez needs a lot of money.
A portion of a mega-repayment may well already exist in the bank accounts of the royalty, as Perez has not made any mega purchases in the last three transfer periods. On the contrary.
Last summer, for example, Alvarao Morata was handed over to Chelsea FC for allegedly 62 million euros, but the sum is said to be much higher. Up to 75 million euros are speculated in Spanish media.
The replacement for Gareth Bale would be even higher. The Welsh man, who was recently associated with Manchester United, could bring in 80 million. However, Bale’s advisor just recently stressed that the wing forward wanted to stay in Madrid.
Perez is also a big fan of the Welsh. A sale is therefore unlikely. The same applies to Karim Benzema, who recently renewed his contract.
That Real would give up Frenchman Raphael Varane to make money for the Neymar deal is nothing more than a rumor. The 24-year-old, who has been playing for Real since 2011, has become a staunch defensive pillar alongside Sergio Ramos and symbolizes Real’s changed transfer policy of recent years.
James Rodriguez is one of the players who would make a substantial contribution to the royal family.
In addition to the 13 million euro rental fee, FC Bayern would add a further 42 million euros if the residents of Munich were to commit the Colombians.
Ronaldo would love to have James back on board as the team’s leader, but Ronaldo did not want to go back to Madrid.
Speaking of Ronaldo. In his last years in Madrid, he probably wants to continue to achieve the maximum success, and in return he wants a few new well-known players at his side.
The Mirror reported that Ronaldo was anything but happy with the transfers in the summer and presented Real with a shopping list: Goncalo Guedes (left-winger, Valencia), Marquinhos (interior defender, Paris Saint-Germain) and Bilbao’s goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Of the three transfers, the most realistic is that of Kepa. The Spaniard would cost 20 million in winter, and in summer it would even be free of charge. At Real, the 23-year-old would be the second keeper behind the currently injured Keylor Navas.
Recently Perez gave an ultimatum to David de Gea, the goalkeeper of his dreams. If De Gea doesn’t come from Manchester in the summer, Real will reorient themselves, according to Mirror, the window for de Gea will be closed and Kepa or Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will become the focus of the Royal Court.
Is a new goalkeeper enough to appease Ronaldo? However, Perez may have already been focusing on the post-Ronaldo era for a long time.