Neymar fears his dream return to Barcelona might not happen, and so is considering four other top clubs as he desperately seeks an exit from Paris Saint-Germain.
Neymar’s future at Paris Saint-Germain has thoroughly dominated the transfer rumblings this summer. The Brazilian superstar is at odds with PSG over his exit and does not want to play for them next season. His wish is to return to Barcelona, although he accepts that might become difficult. According to Mundo Deportivo, Neymar is considering four other clubs including Manchester United as he desperately seeks an exit out of PSG.
When the talk of Neymar’s return to Barcelona emerged earlier this summer, it all looked like a great script. But considering the multiple levels of complications that might be involved in a deal for the Brazilian, the Barcelona train is yet to leave the station. PSG have the upper hand in any potential transfer of Neymar, and all parties accept this dream return might not actually happen.
Barcelona had been trying to bring the Brazilian back to the Camp ou by way of offering different deals to PSG. At first, they tried to offer as many as three players plus cash for Neymar, then reportedly had considered including Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele along with €40 million for Neymar. While PSG are set to reject any such approaches as the Parisians seek a straight cash transfer.
PSG want to recoup the £198 million they paid for Neymar, while they value him at nearly £270 million. So either Barcelona pays the entire sum or include other stars that are defenders instead of attackers. Clement Lenglet was thought to be on PSG’s list of potential players in any deal for Neymar. Things are looking extremely difficult for Barcelona having already signed of Antoine Griezmann.
Thus, considering all things, Neymar is prepared to wait till the end for Barcelona to bring him back to the Camp Nou. However, he accepts a deal may never happen, and so is open to moving to four other clubs including Manchester United. The other three he might be interested in making a move would be Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Real Madrid.
Madrid president Florentino Perez still holds the dream of bringing Neymar to the club but knows a deal of this magnitude would be a difficult one after already making big signings in the transfer market. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, might not want to spend astronomical transfer fees on Neymar. Juventus too are highly unlikely to match what PSG might ask for the Brazilian.
That leaves Manchester United, as possibly the only side among the group who might want the Brazilian and ones who can actually afford him. However, there were reports earlier that Manchester United had rejected PSG’s offer to swap Paul Pogba for Neymar. The Brazilian himself is understood to be uninterested much in United for their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
As things stand, Neymar’s future remains firmly in the hands of PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and club owner. On Barcelona’s part, the La Liga side are waiting for things to develop as PSG remain resolute over their demands for the player. As for Neymar, one shouldn’t be surprised to find him playing football at PSG next season.