'Marca': Neymar wanted to sign for Real Madrid
Neymar has got his smile back at the Parisian side. He has gone from wanting to be sold to PSG planning to renew him until 2024. But all of that could have changed in the summer.
'Marca' says that Neymar's plan was to go to Real Madrid. He told the club and several Real Madrid players that. Real then got down to work.
Everything changed though on 20th August. That was the day Real Madrid pulled out of the running for Neymar. Aware that route had been closed, the Brazilian then went for Barca.
Barcelona fought until the last day of the transfer market to try and get back their player. Phone calls, trips to Paris as well as meetings which were fruitless and left Neymar at PSG.
More than a month later, Neymar has got a smile back on his face both for PSG and for Brazil even though the injury he got against Nigeria could force him to miss a few matches.