Paper Talk: Neymar twist puts Man Utd at front of €250m queue

Date published: Saturday 3rd March 2018 9:56

Manchester United are favourites to land Neymar in a €250million deal after an admission from Real Madrid, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has expressed his frustration at Arsenal, according to Saturday’s newspapers.



Manchester United are the most likely club to sign Neymar from PSG this summer, according to reports.

The Daily Express, via Spanish publication Don Balon, claims Real Madrid are believed to have given up on enticing the player back to Spain.

That’s because it’s claimed Real president Florentino Perez believes the outlay would represent too much of a gamble after he was reported to have questioned the Brazilian’s temperament and a perceived attitude problem.

It’s further claimed that Perez has been left disappointed by Neymar’s inability to transform himself into a ‘leader’ while at PSG, while his desire to put country before club has also been cited as a negative.

It all means, according to the reports, that Manchester United are now the favourites to sign the Brazilian superstar in what would be a world-record €250million move this summer.

Jose Mourinho has stated he has no desire to strengthen United’s attack this summer – but it’s believed the club would make the exception for Neymar.

A report last month claimed a United move for Neymar would be funded by the club’s sponsor Chevrolet, who want to use the Brazilian as a marketing tool to help them crack the Asian market.


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