Newcastle Want Neymar Instead of Cristiano Ronaldo

Newcastle are reportedly considering a transfer market move for Neymar this summer after determining that Cristiano Ronaldo is a bad fit for the club.

The Magpies' ownership are reported to be considering a deal to sign the Brazilian from PSG this summer. 90min reports that the club can afford to facilitate Neymar's arrival, as they look to add a left-sided attacker to the squad in the coming transfer window. He has already dropped one cryptic hint over his future, by liking a tweet that called the Parisians a "small club".

Ronaldo has also been discussed as a potential target, per the report, but he is not deemed as a player who would slot straight into Eddie Howe's squad. Neymar, by comparison, is seen as more attainable, with PSG apparently willing to sanction a deal.

PSG's ultras staged a protest outside Neymar's house in Paris, urging him to leave the club, earlier this week. PSG know it will be almost impossible to receive their money back for Neymar, having paid a world-record £194.3 million to sign him, and they have placed an asking price of around £75 million on the Brazil international.