REAL MADRID defender Sergio Ramos has urged Neymar to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Why? Because the Spanish World Cup winner wants an easier life for reigning La Liga champions Real. Barcelona striker Neymar, 25, is in the middle of a £186million world record transfer debate. His switch to PSG could be finalised by Monday or Tuesday.
The Brazilian showed why he is the subject of interest after dazzling against bitter rivals Madrid at the International Champions Cup on Saturday, setting up two goals in a 3-2 triumph.
And when asked about Neymar’s future after the game, Madrid captain Ramos said: “I do not know, everyone is free to choose their future. “I hope [he leaves]. It would be less of a problem for us.”
Ramos, who made his first pre-season appearance for Madrid, added: “I changed the shirt with him and I hope it is the last one I have used with Barca.” Barcelona, meanwhile, are lining up Antoine Griezmann as a replacement for Neymar, according to reports in Spain.
The 26-year-old Frenchman has a release clause of £89.5m in his contract, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca. Griezmann scored 26 goals last season as Atletico finished third in La Liga and reached the Champions League semi-finals.