Transfer Rumour: Manchester United might bid £144.4 million for Neymar
The January transfer window has just closed and rumours have already started flying in for the biggest possible transfers in the upcoming window. The biggest rumour to come out so far is involving Barcelona superstar Neymar and the EPL Giant Manchester United.
For quite some time we have all been hearing about these supposedly hush-hush meetings between Neymar and the Real Madrid board, but, this time, the rumour was started by none other than the young Brazilian’s own father who has reportedly told a judge that an unnamed club has already offered £144.4 million for the forward.
The Barcelona superstar is currently under investigation for fraud and corruption and a change of base might be the right move for him to leave these distractions behind. The star had been linked with a move to Old Trafford before and this time, the situation is being closely monitored by Manchester City and Chelsea, who also have an interest in the striker.
Although Neymar’s father did not reveal the name of the club pursuing Neymar, he mentioned that the club in question is not Real Madrid.
The 23-year-old Brazilian striker has already scored twenty-one goals for Barcelona this season.
While Leo Messi was injured, Neymar and Suarez formed a powerful partnership to keep Barcelona moving forward. It is more than apparent that the big Premier League clubs are desperately trying to get back on track after a very uncomfortable season so far.
Clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea have all failed to impress their fans with consistency. In such a situation, bringing in a young and talented striker is always the first move managers and Club president try to make.
Neymar is such a prospect whose inclusion in a team will not only boost the club's performance but will also boost the fan morale. Surely in the coming days, we will get to see whether there is any truth to this rumour or not.
No matter what happens, it will be quite interesting to see if Neymar decides to leave FC Barcelona to try out his luck in the Premier League.