According to reports, Real Madrid are ready to battle perennial rivals Barcelona in the race to land Brazilian superstar Neymar.
Madrid are no strangers to Neymar, as they monitored his growth in Brazil before Barcelona edged them to his signing in 2013.
Neymar went on to spend four years at Barcelona before orchestrating a move to join French side Paris Saint Germain.
After two injury-plagued seasons, it appears Neymar is fed up with Paris and aims a return to Spain.
A popular saying goes, the devil you know is better than the angel you don’t. Therefore Neymar’s willingness to reunite with strike partners Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez is understandable.
However, it was widely reported that Neymar left Barcelona to get the credit he deserves, mainly to leave the shadow of Messi who scooped all the individual accolades. So, will it not be foolish to return as a complimentary piece?
Real Madrid provides Neymar a blank canvas where he can rewrite his story in Spain. A fresh challenge of leading a prestigious club against Messi, and taking up the role of a talisman now that Cristiano Ronaldo has departed for Juventus.
Barcelona are stacked with attacking options with Ousmane Dembele, new arrival Antoine Griezmann in addition to Suarez and Messi. Neymar will have to fall in line at the Camp Nou, but at Madrid he can be king and build a legacy?
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