Real reason why Zidane does not want Neymar at Real Madrid

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/03/2019

The real reason why Zinedine Zidane does not Paris Saint- Germain star Neymar at Real Madrid has been revealed.

The Real Madrid boss made it clear that he would prefer to sign Kylian Mbappe to the Brazilian forward.

The Los Blancos are currently out of the Champions League and the Copa del Rey and they are way off the La Liga race this season, Real Madrid want to spend big in a bid to be a dominate force again as they aim to bring in major reinforcement next summer.

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Neymar has been on the radar of Florentino Perez over the past season but with the signing of Zidane back to Santiago Bernabeu, it seems Neymar would not be considered as a major signing.

Zidane is not interested in signing Neymar even in his first stint at the Bernabeu dugout, according to the report in the AS.

Zidane feels the huge money that could be spent on Neymar could be spent on players on a similar level who would suit his ‘team above individual’ ethos. 

With Zidane at the helm of affairs at Real Madrid Neymar is no longer a top target for Real Madrid and the emergence of Vinicius Jr at the Bernabeu lessens the need to sign Neymar, who plays in the same position as the 18-year-old.

Real Madrid has already signed Eder Militao from Porto, the centre defender will be first of several players to be signed in the coming summer.