Neymar Jr, during the presentation of the agreement between Rakuten and the Barça


"It wanted to Neymar in the Madrid, but chose Barça with the heart"

Published:15/07/2017 - 13:08h

Updated:15/07/2017 - 13:09h

It is not the first time that Wagner Ribeiro recognises his fans madridista, but this time has gone a step more alla. The Brazilian agent confesses that it tried to carry to Neymar to the Real Madrid or Chelsea, although it was the player the one who finish choosing to the Barça

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The last statements and exits of tone of Wagner Ribeiro have not liked for nothing to the fans of the FC Barcelona, but the agent of footballers has left some positive conclusion in an interview with 'UOL'. As it has affirmed the Brazilian, tried to carry to Neymar to the Real Madrid or Chelsea, although it was the own forward the one who chose to play in the Camp Nou.

"I carried to the Saints a proposal of Chelsea and of the Real Madrid, the one of the FC Barcelona was direct to the father. I wanted that it went to the Madrid, always have said it. It was an economically better proposal for the Saints and until better for the player", confessed the representative, that closed explaining that "it decided to go to the Barcelona because it was the team of his heart".

Ribeiro The first in commissioning of the representation of the Barcelona until the businesses of the crack finish in hands of his father, but the agent has declared that his split was friendly: "Neymar is like a son for me. His father is of confidence, falls me well and respect him. I was his agent from the 12 years and achieved him two agreements with the Saints, but when it grew his father did with the control of everything through his companies".

White memories

After referring to the signing of Neymar, Wagner Ribeiro also reviewed the operations of some ex of the Real Madrid, Kaká and Robinho. On the midfield player explained that "it was the worst negotiation that have done", since it went out of the Sao Paulo course to the Milan by hardly 8,5 million euros. "It remained him little time of agreement and the club did not have percentage by the player, he was like crazy for going to Europe", explained.

Besides, it added that the attacker went out of Santiago Bernabéu by a question of wage: "Robinho had a moment wonderful in the Madrid, was the player of the moment. The problem is that it arrived an offer of Chelsea and he won less than Zidane and Ronaldo, so I began to struggle so that they paid him the same that the English club, that was thrice more. At the end the Madrid accepted, but then appeared the City".

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