Breaking News: Manchester United are Keeping Tabs on Neymar, French Reports Say.
According to reports, Manchester United is keeping tabs on Neymar, with the PSG star being a potential transfer target if Sheikh Jassem takes over.
Despite scoring 18 goals in 29 games, the Brazilian superstar’s consistency has led to increased speculation over his future, with Chelsea being constantly linked to the forward. However, Footmercato in France claims that United made enquiries about Neymar at the start of the season but decided against a concrete approach.
It is now believed that if Qatari investors succeed in their bid to take over United this summer, Neymar could be seen as a marquee signing to signal their intentions.
Neymar’s contract with PSG runs until 2025, with an option to extend it to 2027. Although the player wants to stay, PSG reportedly wants to part with him sooner rather than later. Sheikh Jassem Bin Hamad Al Thani, a member of Qatar’s ruling royal family, is a front-runner in the race to take over at Old Trafford.
The Glazers, who currently own Manchester United, are holding out for a £6 billion fee, but Al Thani’s bid is reportedly worth £5 billion, with promises to wipe the club’s debt and fund upgrades for both Old Trafford and Carrington.
The Glazers have refused to accept any offer so far and are set to sanction a third round of bidding. Interested parties have been informed that they have until the end of the month to submit revised offers.
If the Qatari investors succeed in their bid, then Neymar could potentially become a Manchester United player, with the club’s bosses reportedly keeping a close eye on the forward.