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Real Madrid want Neymar, but not his hair

Brooks Peck
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Though Santos president Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro claims/hopes Neymar will stay with the Copa Libertadores winning club, some of Europe's biggest clubs are still trying to acquire his services. Real Madrid have been in pursuit for a while now and they apparently like their chances of landing the 19-year-old enough to start thinking about how they can stomp out all of his youthful indiscretions.

According to Mundo Deportivo, one of Jose Mourinho's preferred directors at Real will travel to Brazil to urge the people close to Neymar to change his image. That change supposedly includes tighter control over who he hangs out with so as to avoid bad influences, a warning about avoiding brawls like the one that followed the Copa Libertadores final and a new haircut that shows a "greater seriousness."

In other words, it sounds like they really don't want him to be like Robinho.

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