Jose Mourinho has already admitted that Manchester United need to spend big in the upcoming summer window in order to catch up with their cross-town rivals Manchester City. However, the Portuguese has also admitted that his side won’t be doing “anything crazy”.
Therefore, this latest report from Mirror might come as a stark contrast to the Special One’s statements, as it claims that the Red Devils are all set to make a mega move for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar.
Despite having finalised his record-breaking switch from Barcelona to PSG only last summer, the Brazil international is consistently reported to be unhappy at the French capital, despite numerous club sources and spokespersons claiming otherwise.
In fact, Neymar has been linked with a departure from Paris for quite some time, with his former team’s arch-rivals, Real Madrid, dubbed as the favourites to secure his services.
The Galacticos, despite sealing their spot in the Champions League final, are eager to improve their squad by bringing in some world-class talent, and Neymar is supposedly right on top of Florentino Perez’s summer wishlist.
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However, Manchester United seem to have entered the fray now, and they are prepared to compete with the La Liga giants in order to sign the dazzling forward up.
The report indicates that the Old Trafford outfit will have to cough up more than £200 million in order to prize Neymar away from France. Moreover, United are also prepared to tempt Neymar into joining them by offering him a mammoth £30m-a-year in wages.
While Real Madrid are supposedly the frontrunners in the race to sign the superstar still, the Mancunians reportedly possess a trump card in the form of Neymar Santos Sr.
United share a good working relationship with Neymar’s father, who is believed to be a big fan of the Manchester club, and wants his son to don their famous Red jersey one day. Therefore, the club hopes to get this deal done through him.
These reported negotiations still appear to be in their early stages, however, and where the 25-year-old eventually ends up following the World Cup is anyone’s guess at the moment.