Although there has been no official statement from Real Madrid or Santos, it looks as though the Neymar transfer saga has come to an end. ESPNsoccernet reports that the Brazilian starlet is set to join Los Blancos in the summer of 2012.
Touted as one of the best young players of the generation, Neymar has drawn serious interest from the elite European clubs. Barcelona and Chelsea emerged as serious contenders for the Brazilian's signature, but it seems that the Santos star will be wearing the famous white shirt of Madrid next season.
As the first blockbuster signing of the José Mourinho era, there will be unbelievably high expectations for the £53 million-rated Neymar at the Santiago Bernabéu.
As Real Madrid look to the future, how will Neymar fit in and what will be his role with Los Blancos?