Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Zinedine Zidane Remains Coy On Potential Neymar Bid

Zinedine Zidane Remains Coy On Potential Neymar Bid

Real Madrid have made PSG forward Neymar a priority target with the summer transfer window on the horizon.

Rumours continue to swirl that the world's most expensive player could depart PSG after just one season in Ligue 1 and opt for a return to La Liga with the European champions. And if he helps Los Blancos win a third successive European Cup later this month, his odds of winning a record-breaking sixth Ballon d'Or later this year will shorten significantly.

PSG always seemed like a stop gap between Barcelona and Real Madrid. He feels that Neymar's presence would take some of the attacking burden off his own shoulders.

There have been concerns that Neymar's arrival could disrupt Ronaldo, with both superstars keen to be the main man at the club.

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has insisted both Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar could play together in the same team.

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"Good players are always compatible", he said. "People said I was not compatible with [former France teammate Youri] Djorkaeff". Neymar has been out of action since spraining his ankle and fracturing his fifth metatarsal on February 25, which led him to undergo surgery in Brazil as he bids to regain fitness in time for the June-July World Cup in Russian Federation. On the pitch there is a chemistry.

Neymar has previously said he expects to be fit for Brazil's World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17 but he has now expressed doubts over his mental state following the injury.

"They deserve it and that's what we are going to try to do tomorrow".

'I haven't asked Neymar personally because I don't get involved in these things.

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