Liga - Real Madrid 'offered €105m for Neymar'

Real Madrid were willing to pay €105m (£87m) to sign Neymar, reports in Spain have claimed.

Documents written on Real Madrid headed notepaper have been published that appear to lay out the Madrid proposal for the Brazil forward.

Madrid reportedly offered €60m to the company owned by Neymar’s father, to be paid in four instalments of €15m, while Madrid would also pay €25m of the €40m that would be due to Barcelona if Neymar joined a club other than the Catalans. Neymar’s father wanted Madrid to pay the full amount.

Santos would have received €10m, the same amount as the investment group that owned a portion of Neymar’s economic rights, for a total outlay of €105m.

Neymar was offered €10m per season for a six-year contract, or €12m for an eight-year deal, with bonuses to follow depending on the trophies won by Madrid during Neymar’s tenure.