Real Madrid dominate UEFA fans' team of 2017; PSG's Neymar misses out

GETTYNeymar has reportedly outlined three requests to the Real Madrid president

GETTYNeymar has reportedly outlined three requests to the Real Madrid president

Real Madrid are reportedly hopeful of clinching a deal to sign longtime target Neymar, who is said to have sent "encouraging messages" to Los Merengues, though a potential deal could cost as much as €400 million (£357 million). They were once a part of the world's deadliest attacking trio, along with Luis Suarez.

The Brazil worldwide has enjoyed a blistering start to life in the French capital, scoring 20 goals and bagging 14 assists in 20 games in all competitions so far.

But his compatriot Ronaldo believes it was a downward move in sporting terms. Ronaldo believes that his decision to play for PSG was a bad move for his career.

Neymar has starred for PSG, scoring 20 goals in all competitions - 11 of those strikes in Ligue 1 - but in an interview with ex-Brazil global Zico via YouTube, former Barca striker Ronaldo said: "Sportingly, the decision is a step back".

'But there are challenges that everyone seeks.

"Sportingly, the decision is a step back", he said.

PSG qualified for the semi finals by defeating Amiens 2-0 while Rennes defeated Toulouse 4-2. This is already the same tally he finished last season with, and his goals have helped PSG go nine points clear of Monaco at the top of Ligue 1. Neymar's former side Barcelona secured the signature of Philippe Coutinho as they continue to revamp following the Brazilian's exit. The Brazilian wizard could've moved to Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Juventus considering their prestige and current form.

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