Neymar: asking price of €222m turns off Barcelona, Real Madrid
Le Parisien has reported that French champions, Paris Saint Germain have cut their €300million market price for world’s most expensive player, Neymar Jr.
According to the newspaper, PSG would now accept €222m – the same amount they paid Barcelona to sign the Brazil star two years ago.
The high price is making Barcelona intensify talks to sign Antoine Griezmann.
Real Madrid too are no longer interested in signing Neymar, according to Goal, who report the LaLiga giants are considering several factors, including a possible move for another PSG star, Kylian Mbappe, in the future.
For Barcelona, Landing the Atletico Madrid star, Griezmann looks set to be easier than bringing in Neymar, reports said.
Griezmann announced last month he would be leaving Atletico, with LaLiga champions Barcelona long expected to be his next destination.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have started negotiations regarding Griezmann, according to Sport and L’Equipe.
Sport report Barca will agree to pay €126million for Griezmann, slightly above the forward’s release clause of €120m, which will come into effect next month, and the same amount Atletico are set to sign Joao Felix for from Benfica.
Like Atletico want to do with Joao Felix, Barcelona would pay the fee in instalments, opening up their potential move for Neymar.