REAL MADRID star Sergio Ramos says he already has “the door open” for Neymar to make a stunning move from Paris Saint-Germain to Real Madrid.
Brazilian Neymar, 25, became the world’s most-expensive player last summer when he swapped Barcelona for the French capital.
However, there is growing speculation that he has become disillusioned with life at PSG and rumours mount he could return to Spain with Barca’s bitter rivals.
And Madrid captain Ramos has added further fuel to the fire by saying Neymar would be welcomed with open arms at the Bernabeu, despite his previous Nou Camp links.
He told Cadena Ser: “I like to have the best and it’s clear Neymar is one of them.
“Maybe it was easier for him to go to PSG, instead of directly to Real Madrid. They are personal decisions, you never know what can happen because football goes around a lot.
“I already have the door open for him if he wants to come. I also have a good relationship with him.”
The £198million man is said to be already unhappy with life under Unai Emery in Ligue 1 and sat out the win over Angers at the weekend despite not being injured.
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Questions have also emerged over his relationships with other squad members, most notably Edinson Cavani.
That has led to claims that Madrid are lining him up to be 32-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-term replacement.
The star’s worldwide marketing potential certainly appeals to the Galacticos.
And they believe that once Ronaldo and Lionel Messi finally hang up their boots, Neymar will be regarded as the best player on the planet.
Of course, Ramos’ words could be a ploy to wind up Spanish team-mate and Barca rival Gerard Pique.
Although they have enjoyed huge success alongside each other for their country, neither have held back in their public spats.
Pique was vocal about his desire for Neymar to stay Barcelona in the summer, and tweeted a picture of the pair together indicating the forward was going to stay – only for him to exit weeks later.