Report: Real Madrid prepared to smash world record fee for Neymar 1 year ago

Report: Real Madrid prepared to smash world record fee for Neymar

Real Madrid are reportedly tabling a world-record €350 million bid for PSG forward Neymar.

The Brazilian international moved from Barcelona to PSG in 2017 for a world-record €222 million fee which triggered his release clause with the Catalan giants.

Neymar was injured for PSG's Champions League exit against Manchester United earlier this week and Madrid are now reportedly ready to smash the transfer record following their second round exit to Ajax on Tuesday.

According to SPORT, Perez's move for Neymar is all or nothing. As well as the transfer fee, Madrid would also improve the 27-year-old's wage packet.

Neymar currently earns 36 million euros annually in Paris (another issue is the other contracts he has with Qatar) and Madrid would pay 45 million euros over five seasons, with a record release clause, which would see him overtake Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the highest paid player in world football.

As for his time in Paris, Neymar blasted officials for awarding a late penalty to United in Wednesday night's Champions League Round of 16 clash.

The penalty, which was given after a lengthy VAR review of a contentious Presnel Kimpembe handball in the box, was converted by Marcus Rashford in stoppage time to hand United a third away goal on the night and send the Premier League side through to the quarter-finals.

Neymar watched the majority of the game from the stands but ventured down to the sidelines in the final moments and he has torn into referee Damir Skomina and his assistants for the penalty decision.

"This is a disgrace," Neymar wrote on an Instagram story, as translated by Sky Sports. "They put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR.

"There is no penalty. How can it be a handball when it hits his back! Go fuck yourselves!"