Real Madrid would make Ballon d'Or easier for Neymar, says Perez

Neymar would have a better chance of winning the Ballon d'Or if he was playing for Real Madrid, according to Florentino Perez.

Neymar's transfer from Barcelona to PSG sent shockwaves around the football world   -  Getty Images

Florentino Perez has fuelled rumours linking Neymar with Real Madrid after claiming the Brazilian superstar would have a better chance of winning the Ballon d'Or playing for the La Liga giant than for his current club, Paris Saint-Germain.

Cristiano Ronaldo took the prestigious individual accolade for a record-equalling fifth time on Thursday, beating Lionel Messi and Neymar, who came second and third, respectively.

Read: Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or for fifth time

It was the second occasion (after 2015) that Neymar has finished third to the pair, with Ronaldo and Messi still regarded to be some way ahead of him.

His world record €222million move from Barcelona to PSG was said to have been completed with the intention of boosting his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or in the coming years.

But Madrid president Perez thinks Neymar would have a better chance the Bernabeu.

"Being in Madrid would make it easier to win the Ballon d'Or," Perez is quoted as saying by Marca. Real Madrid is a club which gives all you need as a big player, everyone knows that I already wanted to sign him at one point."

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