Neymar ready for Real - Agent
Neymar's on-off transfer saga appears to be back on after his agent claimed he is ready to join Real Madrid.
Last Updated: 20/07/11 3:02pm
Neymar's on-off transfer saga appears to be back on after his agent claimed the Santos star is ready to join Real Madrid.
Just yesterday Neymar announced he would be staying at Santos for the foreseeable future.
But the Brazilian teenage sensation is now said to be on the verge of agreeing a deal with Real Madrid.
Chelsea and Barcelona have also been chasing the 19-year-old but it seems Real have won the race and are willing to pay Neymar's €45million get-out clause.
"There is nothing else to discuss. The only thing left is for Real Madrid to pay up," his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, told Marca.
"If they do, Santos have nothing to do apart from pick up their share of the transfer fee.
Club World Cup role
"Neymar just has to decide when to come (to Real Madrid) because he wants to play in the Club World Cup."
Santos are set to play in the competition for the first time in December after Neymar helped them win the Copa Libertadores last month.
The Brazilian outfit will come up against UEFA Champions League winners Barca in Japan but the Spanish giants look unable to make a move for Neymar this summer having allocated this summer's transfer budget towards signing Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez.
However, Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has openly declared his wish for an additional striker and may be willing to wait until after the Club World Cup for Neymar to arrive at the Bernabeu.