Former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker Ronaldo, who is among a select group of players to have featured for both clubs, has weighed in on the rumours linking compatriot Neymar with a move to the Spanish capital.
A move to their bitter rivals would no doubt rankle Barca fans, especially after the contentious way the Brazilian left the club to join PSG last summer.
There have been suggestions that Neymar would struggle to coexist with Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, but the latter’s namesake brushed aside such talk.
“Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are compatible together, they are two good players who would be better together than in separate teams,” Ronaldo said.
“If Neymar decides at some point that he wants to leave [PSG] then Real Madrid should take care to bring him in.
“Once a player decides to leave, nobody can stop it.
“It happened to me, but I don’t know if it is a similar situation.”
Neymar has handed Brazil a fitness boost ahead of the World Cup by returning to training with Paris St Germain.
The forward, who has not played since suffering a fractured metatarsal in February, returned to “partial team training” at the Parc des Princes on Thursday, the Ligue 1 champions said in a statement.
The club confirmed Neymar would not play in PSG’s final game of the season against Caen on Saturday.
He will travel to Brazil on Thursday night to continue his recovery as planned ahead of the World Cup.
Brazil face Croatia in a friendly at Anfield on June 3 and take on Austria a week later before they kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17.
Although the Brazilian wasn’t fit to participate in practice, he continues his recovery from an injury sustained in February.
It’s thought however that his participation at the upcoming World Cup is not in question.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid continue to keep tabs on his progress as they plot a huge bid in the summer.