Wagner Ribeiro, Considered by many to be the most influential agent in South American football, gave an interview to this Team There he reviews the past and present Neymar. Claims to be a former representative of the player Real Madrid She was about to sign him a few years ago.
Ribeiro I remember seeing Ney for the first time on an indoor football field when he was just 12 years old. Madrid immediately showed interest in him, but not the president Santos, Marcelo Texira, He was given “10,000 euros a month”.
Then comes the curiosity Chelsea, But explained to the agent that he “does not want to go forward”, he says how the intense struggle between 2012 Real Madrid Y Barcelona By the young player Santos, Above all, by an important call Skin.
Real insisted a lot, but Neymar did not want to play for Madrid. I wanted to go to Persia. Messi called him, Pique … but Sandro Rochelle I did not want to take part in the talks. He set me aside and did not pay a single penny to transfer Neymar to Persia. They put me aside for celebrations because I was so close to Florentino Perez, ”he reveals. Ribeiro.
However, when handing over Neymar Al PSG Yes he intervened Wagner, When he spoke Nasser al-Khalifi, President of the French Club. According to the representative, the meeting earned the Brazilian between 11 and 28 million euros a year. Barcelona. But it was inevitable that the attacker would leave for Paris next year.
“She is OK. PSG paid Parsia 222 million euros and paid him a net salary of 36 million euros a year. Such an opportunity cannot be ruled out, ”he said Ribeiro.
Real Madrid tried to sign Neymar
He also says that the Brazilian star wanted to leave PSG He almost went Real Madrid. “They were willing to pay 300 million euros, but Nasser said he would not go even for 1,000 million,” he admits.
Situation Neymar Now it is different. His former agent confirms the Paris team will lift the Champions League this year, and will go on to win his first Ballon d’Or.
When leaving Nai, Wagner Ribeiro This is clear to him: ” Only PSG can buy Neymar’s luxury. Real Madrid have financial problems. Parsia? Even worse. In Italy, no club can compete, either Manchester United or City, I don’t think so. ” ‘