Madrid tried to sign Neymar in Vinicius swap deal
Brazilian agent Andre Cury was in charge of bringing Neymar to Barcelona in 2013. The agent gave an interview to ‘AS’, where he stated that Real Madrid tried to sign the Brazilian superstar by offering Vinicius Junior.Andre Cury not only spoke about Vitor Roque in ‘Mundo Deportivo’, but also discussed everything possible with Neymar in the interview he gave to ‘AS’. The agent was responsible for the Brazilian’s move to Barcelona in 2013.
He spoke about an issue that Real Madrid, in his opinion, never overcame: “Real Madrid never accepted losing Neymar by paying 100 million euros more than Barcelona to the player. They have always been in search of Neymar.
“Vinicius and Rodrygo are great players, but they are not Neymar. When he was at Barcelona he was spectacular and I think he made a big mistake when he moved to Ligue 1,” he added,
In fact, André Cury confessed that Florentino Perez tried to sign him while he was already at PSG, who were asking for Vinicius: “He tried during the first two seasons and in all those times with Neymar and now with Mbappe, Vinicius was offered in a swap deal.
Leonardo was asking for Vinicius in the negotiations and he was there, although the deal never went through. Neymar, if he hadn’t left Barcelona, would surely have one or two Ballon d’Or”.