A long-time obsession of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, Neymar moved last summer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for €222m and his signing would be not easy after a sole season at the Parc des Princes. The Brazilian, who has the same birthday as Cristiano Ronaldo, is seven years younger than the 33-year-old Portuguese and could slot into the same position on the left.
Neymar’s club colleague Kylian Mbappe is the world’s most exciting young player. Still just 19, the France forward moved a year ago from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain, but is very much in Real Madrid’s thoughts and his age makes him the ideal replacement for his idol Cristiano Ronaldo, although his signing could cost up to €300m.
The Egypt striker, like Kane, recently signed a new long-term contract with his current club, Liverpool. Salah, who was injured in the Champions League final by Real’s Sergio Ramos, has spent just one spectacular season so far at Anfield and is happy where he is, although the 26-year-old may be an option for Los Blancos in future.
- The 19-year-old United States winger has never hidden his desire to play for Real Madrid one day, having supported the Spanish side as a boy. The Borussia Dortmund attacker can play wide or as a number 10, and Los Blancos are aware of his qualities. He is not currently one of their top targets, although they will continue to monitor his progress in the seasons ahead.