Barcelona confirm interest in possible Neymar replacement

Date published: Tuesday 28th March 2017 11:55

Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez has fuelled speculation linking Neymar with Manchester United by admitting they like Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.

Neymar has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, with reports on Tuesday claiming Jose Mourinho was prepared to activate the €200million buy-out clause in his contract to bring the Brazilian to the Premier League.

Barcelona are believed to see 23-year-old Dybala as an ideal replacement for Neymar, and their interest in the Argentinian will likely be music to Man Utd’s ears.

“He is a good player and I cannot say more,” Fernandez told Mundo Deportivo.

“At Barca we are attentive to all market movements and we have the obligation to be on guard if there is movement of a good player who is also wanted by others.

“Therefore, we will be prepared for any situation. But it is also true what a player is worth and what we have here.

“Those players are under contract with their respective clubs and especially when a player has a long-term contract, it is very difficult.

“We are open to bringing reinforcements, to sign a player, and always have in mind the idea of improving the team, but to improve Barcelona’s team, especially our first team, it’s very difficult because we have a magnificent side.

“We have to give value to what we have – that has always been a great concern of mine. I do not like to say which positions to improve because we have a great team and that also creates a situation that I do not like.”

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