Carvajal: I would sign Neymar over Griezmann

Real Madrid are linked with a move for the Brazilian, whom the defender would prefer to sign ahead of the Atletico star

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal would sign Neymar ahead of Antoine Griezmann if he had the choice.

Neymar is linked with a shock move to the La Liga giants despite only recently joining Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in a world-record move last year.

Asked who he would pick between Neymar and Atletico Madrid star Griezmann, Carvajal said his experience against the Brazilian made him lean that way.

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“Difficult… as I have suffered, I would sign Neymar,” he told El Transistor.

Madrid knocked Neymar’s PSG out of the Champions League in the last 16, recording a 5-2 aggregate win.

Carvajal talked up the importance of that success during a season in which Madrid are 15 points behind rivals and leaders Barcelona in La Liga.

“It was crucial, in the middle of March to only have the league left would have been very bad for us,” he said.

“We knew that we were going to face them at 200 per cent and that was how it was.”

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