Neymar can reportedly pick and choose when he trains for Paris Saint-Germain, and what games he plays in, but he certainly won’t miss Wednesday’s match.

PSG travel to the Bernabeu to play Real Madrid in the stand-out tie from the last-16 of the Champions League. Neymar has the chance to show everyone why the Qatari club made him the most expensive footballer in history last summer, and possibly impress his potential future employers.

Like when the Brazilian was linked with a move from Barcelona to PSG long before the transfer happened, there appears to be some substance to the rumours that Madrid will attempt to sign the forward. Several reports have claimed that Neymar has yet to settle at PSG, that he has been surprised at the poor standard of the French league, and he would be open to joining Madrid.

Miguel Delaney, writing in The Independent, has a report ahead of Wednesday’s big Champions League tie in the Spanish capital, which claims that Real are very confident that they can land the 26-year-old.

According to the report:

  • The word from the “top levels” of Real Madrid is that Neymar is “definitely” going to sign for the club in the summer, and they have stated this with “surprisingly striking confidence.” There is a “concrete” belief that they will land Neymar.
  • But here are two significant obstacles to signing the player – PSG don’t want to sell him, and Madrid will need to raise an awful lot of money, as the club aren’t as cash-rich as it was in the past, and,…

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