Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has opened up on a trial he had with Real Madrid and admitted everything was ready for him to sign for them, but he was homesick and left. The Brazilian eventually signed for Barcelona and spent four years at the club before leaving for PSG.
Since leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, few players on this planet have been more linked with a move to Spain than Neymar. However, while several reports have claimed that real Madrid insisted on signing the Brazilian, no move materialized with Neymar still plugged into Paris. But the rumors didn’t stop and even now, despite signing a new deal, Neymar has been linked with a move to Madrid.
Still, the 30-year-old has now revealed he played for the club in the past, when he spent around a week on trial at Real Madrid almost two decades ago. Neymar admitted the move was a dream for him but he eventually left to return home as he was homesick despite everything being in place for him to sign permanently.
“When I was 10, Real Madrid invited me for a trial. I was thrilled, I was so happy, I watched their training. It was during the Galacticos days. I watched their game I watched a game and I think all the goals were scored by Brazilians, I think two from Ronaldo, one from Robinho and a free kick from Julio Baptista and another from robert carlos“, said Neymar in a podcast on Twitch.
“After the game, I took a picture with all of them. I was over the moon. I stayed there for a week, for the trials. It lasted four or five days. On the fifth day, they wanted take me to a championship that was happening in Barcelona MIC Cup but I gave up, I was really homesick and wanted to go home.
“Everything was pretty much all set up for me to play at Real Madrid, but then I came back. It’s funny because I met Pablo Sarabia while playing at PSG and he was there too at Real Madrid at the time. time. He remembers everything, that I was there for a few days and then I left.”
Follow us on Facebook here
Stay connected with us on Twitter here
Like and share our Instagram page here