Former Real Madrid player and coach, Jorge Valdano, has said that Neymar Jr. is the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo at the club.
Ronaldo is trying to force an exit from th club, after winning the Ballon d’Or five times and the Champions League four times in nine seasons.
But Madrid president, Florentino Perez, is reportedly more interested in pushing forward a €350million deal to finally land Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.
“I must say that Neymar has what it takes to play for Real Madrid,” Valdano told L’Equipe.
“For me, he’s the closest heir to Cristiano Ronaldo.
It seems to me to be a legitimate aspiration to invest in a player of his talent who is going to reach his peak in the next five years.”