Neymar Persuaded Modrić and Ramos to “Push” His Transfer to Real and then Switched Allegiance to Messi

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The Neymar saga transfer lasted all summer, but his anticipated move to Real Madrid or Barcelona didn’t occur.

Newspapers around the world have reported that Neymar is closer to Real Madrid, only to hear the following day that he’s more likely to go to Barcelona. A Spanish national daily sports newspaper Marca published a story revealing how the Brazilian footballer has switched allegiances during the transitional period.

In fact, Marca came to the information that Neymar “lobbied” for the move to Real until the Royal Club definitely gave up on him, because they couldn’t afford him nor sold any of the top-tier stars like James Rodrigues or Gareth Bale.

Florentino Perez has decided to give up on Neymar on August 20.

By then, Neymar was doing everything in his power to “push” the transfer. He even personally called the four most essential players in Real. First of all, Sergio Ramos, who often stated in interviews that a player of such calibre is always welcome at Santiago Bernabeu.

Neymar then spoke to Ramos’ teammates, Casemiro, Marcello, and Luka Modrić. In each conversation, he expressed his desire to play for Real and leave PSG.

Yet, when every opportunity for Real to buy Neymar eventually failed, he turned to his former teammates – Messi and the rest of Barcelona, and gave his “body and soul” to move to Barca.

He even offered to pay €20 million, which was the sum PSG demanded from Barcelona for his transfer, but in the end, it was all for nothing.

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