- Casemiro has insisted his compatriot Neymar would be welcome at Real Madrid
- Reports have surfaced suggesting Neymar is unmotivated at PSG
- Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has met with Neymar’s father for talks
- Casemiro and Neymar both played in Brazil’s 0-0 draw with England on Tuesday
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has insisted his Brazilian team-mate Neymar would ‘always be welcome at Real Madrid’.
Reports emerged last week that Real Madrid President Florentino Perez had met with Neymar’s father to discuss a move back to Spain.
It is claimed that the forward has been left ‘completely unmotivated’ playing for Paris Saint-Germain outside the Champions League and Casemiro told COPE that Neymar would be welcomed with open arms at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Neymar (pictured) would be welcome at Real Madrid, according to Brazil team-mate Casemiro
The defensive midfielder has said the Spanish giants would greet Neymar with open arms
‘He’s a star. He knows what he’s doing. He’s a great player and he’ll always be welcome at Real Madrid,’ he said.
‘I hope he comes, but he’s happy at his club.’
Neymar made the move from Barcelona to the French capital this summer in a staggering £198million deal.
He has started well, scoring 11 goals in 12 outings for his new club, but is thought to be seen as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo — who turns 33 in February.
For now, though, it is understood Neymar remains content in France and is bidding to win silverware in his debut season in Ligue 1.
Neymar is reportedly finding it hard to motivate himself outside the Champions League
The French side have tried to make him feel settled and he has forged close relationships with fellow Brazilians Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura.
Both Casemiro and Neymar started in Brazil’s goalless draw with England at Wembley on Tuesday.
Casemiro admitted that Brazil are always the focus of opposition teams at major tournaments but backed Tite’s men to do well at next year’s World Cup in Russia.
‘We know that in a World Cup, everyone wants to beat Brazil,’ he added.
‘But we have a great group.’