Never mind one of the biggest tranfers in history. If Manchester United were to pull off a deal for Neymar it would undoubtedly become the biggest transfer of all time. It seems like a remote possibility right now. Neymar is seemingly happy in Spain and playing well. But let’s have a look around the media to see what is being said about the move.
Firstly to Neymar’s international agent Pini Zahavi, who has stirred the cauldron of speculation by admitting that it’s normal that Manchester United should be trying to sign the lad.
“I have nothing to say about this story but it is normal that such a giant club as Manchester United would wish to win the services of Neymar, who is the best player in the world.”
It would be astonishing if United could pull off such a coup, but they are making a play for him.”
Wagner Ribeiro, his main agent has scotched the rumours by saying:
“There is nothing. He has three years left on his contract,” Ribeiro told GloboEsporte.
“The British newspapers are very speculative. Barcelona have never thought of selling Neymar and he is very happy there.”
The Star says:
Man United will need to pay £137.8m to land Brazil superstar Neymar
The Mirror, meanwhile shows a picture of a man, rumoured to be Pini Zahavi, watching the game against Newcastle from the stands of Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, The Manchester Evening News says that the rumour mills are now going into overdrive:
Of course Neymar isn’t going to Manchester United this summer. But that doesn’t mean that there is no significance in this story.
Because we think it once again reminds us that Manchester United are now in a position to buy any player in the world.
Could they afford Neymar at £130m? Probably yes.
The problem is that Manchester United are operating at the very top end of the market and that means buying from the elite clubs in the world.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have many players that Manchester United want but unless the players themselves want to leave then the Spanish giants have no need to sell.
Let’s see Neymar in a action.
Manchester United fans: do you hold out any hope of this one happening?