Barcelona hero Rivaldo drops verdict on Neymar joining arch-rivals Real Madrid from PSG | Football | Sport
PSG supporters displayed a banner at their most recent Ligue 1 fixture against Nimes which read: “Neymar get lost”.
Neymar spent four seasons at Barcelona before leaving the Nou Camp in a world record £198million deal.
With both his former club and their arch rivals chasing his signature, Barcelona legend Rivaldo has surprisingly said he would not view Neymar joining Real Madrid as a betrayal.
“There have been many rumours about which of the clubs negotiating for Neymar – Real Madrid and Barcelona – needs him most now,” Rivaldo told Betfair.
“But Neymar is such a talented player that any team in the world would benefit from having him in their side.
“Of course, I would prefer to see him back to Barcelona but if he ends up at Real Madrid it will also be a big move for him.
“For now, what is clear is the player’s desire to leave PSG.
“With two big Spanish clubs competing for him, he should be even more eager to fly away from Paris.
“If Zinedine Zidane signs Neymar for Real Madrid, I won’t see it as a betrayal.
“Neymar left Barcelona to sign for PSG and now could fly to Madrid, so it’s not the same as if he had left Barca for Madrid.
“He must also be professional, but I bet that if he has the chance to get back to a place where he was happy before, and where he knows most of the players, he would love to return to Barcelona.
“But that depends on the offer Barcelona could make for him.
“PSG won’t accept a lesser offer from Barca just because Neymar prefers to go there.
“They don’t want to lose money and will obviously accept the best offer available.”