Neymar always welcome at Real Madrid – Casemiro

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The Brazil midfielder wants his compatriot to know that he'll always have a place open at his former club's biggest rival

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro hopes Neymar joins the La Liga champions and he said his Brazil team-mate would always be welcome at the club.

Neymar, 25, has been linked to Madrid despite only joining Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in a world-record deal in August.

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Casemiro said he would happily have Neymar at the Santiago Bernabeu, but insisted his international team-mate was happy in Paris.

"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 told COPE after Brazil's 0-0 friendly draw with England on Tuesday.

"I hope he comes, but he's happy at his club."

Brazil's draw against England completed a fine year for Tite's men, who dominated CONMEBOL qualifying to reach the World Cup.

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Casemiro said Brazil had an opportunity at Russia 2018, but acknowledged his nation would be targeted.

"We know that in a World Cup, everyone wants to beat Brazil," he said.

"But we have a great group."

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