Actual Madrid would be amongst the favourites for this season’s Champions League if they signed Neymar, according to Gheorghe Hagi.

The Brazil superstar has been linked to the LaLiga giants, as nicely as former club Barcelona, and he was absent as Paris Saint-Germain opened their Ligue 1 title defence with a three- win more than Nimes on Sunday.

PSG’s sporting director Leonardo hinted Neymar – who expense a planet-record €222million from Barca in 2017 – could be close to leaving the French capital.

Madrid have currently signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea in the course of the off-season and Hagi – who played for Los Blancos among 1990 and 1992 – says the addition of Neymar would make them a formidable force in the 2019-20 campaign.

“They can win simpler,” he told Super Deportivo Radio. “Without a doubt. If they sign Neymar and with the Hazard signing, they can win the Champions League once again.

“[Zinedine] Zidane will then have to discover a location for every single 1, but it is the most effective issue that can come about to a coach. You just have to motivate them.”

Neymar has struggled to hit the heights of his time at Barca following his move to France, but Hagi is confident that he would rekindle his most effective kind back in Spain.

“There are instances that he is superior and from time to time he is not,” he added. “The worth of the player is the similar. He is a player who would do nicely for all the teams in the planet.”

Hagi was also drawn on the age-old debate of regardless of whether he prefers Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, with the 54-year-old opting for the Barca star.

“I would appreciate to be his coach, but I confess that I opt for Messi mainly because I have a compact weakness for him getting left-footed,” he explained.

“I was a left-footed footballer myself. I can not opt for an additional 1, it is my style.”