Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly entered the market to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar.
According to El Nacional, Manchester United have emerged as a potential destination for Neymar. The Paris Saint-Germain attacking powerhouse is facing an uncertain future at the club, and although the player has no desire to leave Paris, a lucrative contract from a top English club might just convince him to pack his bags.
PSG themselves are aware of Neymar’s long time desire to play in the Premier League. Moreover, they are in a difficult situation after the arrival of Lionel Messi, mainly in regards to the lucrative wages of the front three. As such, they had even offered the 29-year-old Brazilian to Barcelona, although the move is unlikely to happen due to obvious reasons.
However, Neymar could still possibly leave PSG in the near future, with Manchester United prepared to try their luck with the Selecao superstar. The club is in turmoil at the moment after a frequent run of losses that resulted in the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils are also in a tricky financial situation after breaking the bank for Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho in the summer. But that has not deterred the Glazers from eyeing an ambitious move for Neymar, with the Manchester United owners apparently looking for some leadership figures that can help the club drive out of this mess.
It appears they have identified Neymar as the man to fix Manchester United due to his wealth of experience at the highest level of football, coupled with his undeniable talent. The former Barcelona man also brings the winning mentality to the table, which could be useful as Manchester United look to put an end to their four-year trophy drought in the post-Solskjaer era.
However, a potential move for Neymar might raise animosity between the fans and the board members. While the addition of Ronaldo in the summer was largely well-received, experts do claim that his presence has led the team in the wrong direction, away from Solskjaer-inspired collectivism that had made the Red Devils a title contender last season.
The further acquisition of a superstar like Neymar could make Manchester United even more about individualism. However, it is fair to point out that the 29-year-old Brazilian’s hefty wages coupled with PSG’s likely loss of Kylian Mbappe, perhaps even in the January transfer window, could rule Manchester United out of the race to sign the former Barcelona superstar, who is likely to feature alongside Messi at PSG in the years to come.