Saturday 24 February 2018

Neymar's potential €200m move to Man United looks to be dead in the water

Neymar is regarded as one of the best players on the planet
Neymar is regarded as one of the best players on the planet

Tom Sheen

Manchester United have been linked with a quite ridiculous move for Barcelona forward Neymar.

Sorry United fans, but even scratching just below the surface reveals that the rumour is nonsense.

It has gained traction in the last couple of days with various British news outlets picking it up and running it - the problem is the original source itself even rules out a move.

The story first emerged on Monday on, a highly unreliable Spanish transfer gossip website.

Within the story, translated from Spanish, it says that Manchester United will prepare a €200m offer for the Barcelona star, who has arguably been La Liga’s best player this season.

However, at the end of the very same sentence, the report states the Brazilian international will not listen to any offers.

In the next paragraph the report continues that Neymar wants to establish himself as a star of La Liga and set the standard for Barcelona alongside Lionel Messi.

The report also makes it clear that Neymar knows how tough it would be to adapt to British football and that a move ‘is not an option for him today’ the very final sentence of the report even adds that United will have to look at other targets on the market…

With Louis van Gaal's team also out of the Champions League, does it really seem likely Neymar would want to leave the best team in the world for Old Trafford?

Guess we can put this rumour to bed.

(© Independent News Service)

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