Neymar’s father confirms Man United’s £145m bid for Barca star

Date published: Friday 5th February 2016 9:43

Neymar: New deal signed

Neymar: New deal signed

Neymar’s father has confirmed Manchester United were the club that saw a £145million offer rejected for the Barcelona star last summer.

Neymar Snr revealed in court this week that there was a side who had made it clear they were willing to meet his son’s huge Nou Camp buy-out clause.

And now the third-best player in the world’s father has now named United as his big-spending suitor.

Louis van Gaal had spoken at length at his wish to add extra pace and creativity to his forward line at Manchester United, and several newspapers over the summer claimed United were keen on the Brazilian forward.

But until now, there had been no official word that United had actually made a bid for the player that would have taken their spending under Van Gaal from £205million in his 18 months in charge to £350million.

“Manchester United is the side that offered €190m for Neymar,” the player’s father told radio station COPE.

“He has still two years left on his contract but you can all be calm as my son is so happy here.”

Neymar Snr was reported to have made reference to the offer during a court case this week but left the club unnamed until now.

He was in court as part of a case brought by Brazilian third-party investment fund DIS against himself, Neymar, Santos and Barcelona over the exact fee paid for his son’s services in 2013.

Neymar, 23, is the world’s emerging superstar and finished third in last month’s Ballon d’Or voting to decide the best player of the past year.

He was placed behind team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo who are five and seven years older than him respectively.

The Brazil forward’s partnership with Messi and Luis Suarez at Barcelona is widely regarded as the best in world football following their treble triumph last season.

The current world transfer record is held by Gareth Bale’s move from Tottenham to Real Madrid, valued at £85.1m. United’s huge offer for Neymar would have increased that by 65 per cent had it been successful.

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    Neymar’s father has confirmed Manchester United were the club that saw a £145million offer rejected for Barcelona star Neymar last summer.

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    Not going to happen, why would one of the worlds best leave one of the best teams in the world. One of the hottest Countries to live in which has a better climate than the UK by far.

    I wouldn’t want to leave that life style. Over here he would be chased by the press, here is the star walking down the town, here he is with a woman, here he is walking again….

    Even our own stars leave this Country to lead a more peaceful life.



    Lonix-The best team in the world mate Barcelona,right now anyway.



    Really? I dont think so. Really think munich can beat them.



    United could added few more,mere millions,and gone for Messi instead,couldn`t they????.lol



    We could have added Fellaini,Young,in a player/s plus cash,in that



    fergiesarmy-Barca are humans too,well,apart from the 3 amigos upfront anyway,so any team can beat them,if they have a bad day at the office.But no one,not even Real,Bayern,Juve,PSG,are close to this Barca side currently.Come on mate,they are playing football out of this world.


    Tim Pearson

    This is just ridiculous offer! I wish he comes to United!



    Forget him. It won’t happen. He won’t go to City either.
    BTW, what club would want him considering the legal problems he faces in Brazil, he could end up in jail. What club would pay £145 mill to have a player wasting his life in a prison cell.
    If UTD want a player who could be similare ability in a few years then try for Paulo Dybala of Juventus.



    I still can’t believe none of the english sides even tried to buy Dybala. Our scouts have missed out on a lot of quality players that now if were to buy them the cost would be 2x

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