Agent backtracks on Neymar to Real Madrid confirmation but believes a deal is close

Ernesto Bronzetti has backtracked on claims that Neymar's transfer to the Spanish giants is finalised but believes the move to Jose Mourinho's squad is inevitable
Agent Ernesto Bronzetti has backtracked on claims Santos forward Neymar has signed for Real Madrid, but says he still believes the move will go ahead.

Bronzetti had told Sky Italia the move was "practically done" and that the Brazilian would be arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu on a five-year contract, but has now said those remarks were hasty.

"I was called by an Italian television station [Sky Italia] and they asked me. I told them the only thing I knew was what I had seen on a website, that it was almost done," the agent told SportYou.

Reports in Brazil claim Madrid will pay €40 million to sign the 19-year-old, who is expected to earn €2m per year.

The Brazil forward, who is currently in Montevideo preparing for the first leg of his side's Copa Libertadores final against Uruguayan side Penarol, is expected to return to Santos on loan for six months or even the whole of next season.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid were unavailable for comment.

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