World Media

Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane Says Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo Could Play Together

Share
Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo

'After the final there'll be talks with the club because there'll probably be changes, but now I can't talk about anything.

Barring their UEFA Champions League campaign, Real Madrid have had a torrid season by their usual standards and it's only fair to expect activity from them in the next transfer window.

Gareth Bale, Isco, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez are all set to be sold to make around €200m.

While Mo Salah, best player of premier league in 2018, has moved from Roma team last summer for 50 million euros and now on negotiations with the reds to extend his contract.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Neymar met with Real officials on March 22 when he visited Vinicius Junior, who signed for the Spanish side in 2017.

Pushed about whether Neymar would fit in to the Real setup and would be compatible with Cristiano Ronaldo, Zidane said, "the good ones are always compatible (with each other)".

And while Zidane would welcome Neymar's arrival at the Bernabeu, the Frenchman admits the situation is out of his hands.

"What will happen is what needs to happen", Zidane said as he echoed the same point he has made several times before from behind that desk at Valdebebas in his prematch chats.

After crashing out of the Champions League in the round of 16 stage, Neymar is said to be unhappy with the level of competition in the league, and has been linked with a move to join Real Madrid.

And, per AS, it's believed that Real Madrid wanted the two to meet before linking up as teammates in the summer. It finished 2-2 but a second-half Aspas penalty miss might have tipped the scale in Celta's favour on another night. PSG's last Ligue 1 match is at Caen on May 29. "Here, what matters is the result, nothing else".

Robbie is based in Madrid and is one of ESPN FC's Real Madrid bloggers.

Share