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Shocking News: Neymar Refuses To Play Against Real Madrid

In a shocking report, Paris Saint-Germain superstar does not want to play against Real Madrid for the second leg clash in the Champions League.

The former Barcelona winger has been sensational for the Ligue 1 giants since his arrival to Paris in the summer for a world record deal last summer. But it appears that Neymar is now unwilling to play for the French giants against Madrid after the European champions have stated that they could make him their prime target next summer.

Neymar has netted 28 times already this season and notched up 15 assists for Paris in all competitions, but the Brazilian reportedly feels he already needs a new challenge after almost conquering the Ligue 1 comfortably. There are rumours floating across Europe stating that Real Madrid is planning a mega swoop next summer for the 26-year-old forward.

Main Reason For Neymar’s Possible Madrid Destination-

Neymar came under a lot of scrutiny in Paris’ first leg encounter against Real Madrid last week and despite a superb assist for the Parisians only goal, it was Madrid’s Cristiano who stole all the headlines. Ronaldo netted twice including a penalty which made more of a difference at the Santiago Bernabeu as the holders of the Champions League secured a 3-1 advantage heading into the Parc Des Princes.

Madrid Neymar PSG

Real Madrid ran out comfortable winners against much fancied Paris Saint-Germain

And Neymar feels the only way he can prove to the world how great he is would be to snatch Ronaldo’s first team position from Real Madrid. The Portuguese attacker is now 33 years old and the Los Blancos will be looking for a replacement for life after Ronaldo. However, he was more valuable than Neymar on the night the two sides met and the Brazilian may not have liked that.

Therefore, Neymar is reluctant to play for Paris next week, mainly because the media and fans may have dampened his spirits. It’s a tough pill to digest but Real Madrid will be the visitors this time around, with the PSG faithful creating an atmosphere capable of turning the tie around.

Author’s Take-

It’s hard to believe that Neymar would not feature against Real Madrid for the second leg. But it could be the challenge that the Brazilian needs to carry his side into the quarter-finals, a 3-1 deficit can and has been overturned. It’s all about Neymar’s confidence and how the side shows up on the night. Another factor that blocks Neymar’s decision to join Real Madrid would be fierce rivals Barcelona, he has played for the Catalan side before and may well be aware of the hate he may receive from around the football globe.

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