Real Madrid have been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar in recent weeks. However, according to recent reports in the Spanish media, Los Blancos are no longer interested in securing his services. It is being claimed that the Brazilian’s attitude concerns the Galacticos president Florentino Perez with the reigning European champions ready to pull out of the race for his signature.
Some sources have also suggested that Manchester United are monitoring the situation of the 26-year-old superstar despite signing Alexis Sanchez during the January transfer period. Neymar is currently out of action with an injury which will see him miss PSG’s crucial Champions League second leg tie against Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have a 3-1 lead going into the clash and would fancy their chances of securing progression into the quarter-finals.
Neymar has featured in 30 matches for PSG this season, scoring 29 goals and providing 19 assists across all competitions. With Los Blancos set to look elsewhere, let’s take a look at three potential alternatives for Zinedine Zidane to consider.
The English forward has been in sensational form for Tottenham Hotspur in the last few years. He has developed himself into a prolific goal-scorer and at 24, he still has his peak years ahead of him which Los Blancos could look to utilise in the coming years. Kane has featured in 37 matches for Spurs this season, scoring 35 goals and providing 4 assists in all competitions.
The Poland international has been one of the best forwards in the Bundesliga over the last few years during his time at Borussia Dortmund and now, at Bayern Munich. He has featured in 34 matches for the German giants and has found the back of the net 29 times while creating 4 assists in all competitions. At 29, the Polish striker still has a good few years left in him to play at the top level which makes him an ideal option for Real Madrid to consider.
The 26-year-old German forward has been lighting up the Bundesliga with his performances for RB Leipzig this season. He has caught the eye with some dazzling displays so far during the course of this campaign which has seen him score 16 goals and provide 4 assists in 33 matches for the Bundesliga club in all competitions. Werner has immense potential to be one of the best forwards in world football and if given the opportunity, he can fulfil his ambitions at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.