Neymar linked with Manchester United and Manchester City
Manchester’s top two clubs, United and Man City, are both chasing Paris Saint-Germain sensation Neymar, says the Daily Express, in what is a contender for the coveted Bombshell of the Season award.
The twinkle-toed Brazilian international is currently recovering from foot surgery and is expected to miss the rest of the season, although he should be fit for the World Cup in June. But according to the Express, speculation is mounting in France that Neymar “has in fact played his last game for PSG”.
Since making the move to the French capital from Barcelona last summer in a world record £198m transfer, Neymar has been allegedly unsettled by life at PSG.
Too good for Ligue 1, the South American reportedly feels he wants a more competitive league in which to showcase his talents and is therefore weighing up his options during his rehab.
Real Madrid are believed to have put out feelers to the 26-year-old’s representatives in the event that they part company with Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the season, while the Express says that Barcelona are “willing to also offer the forward a second chance at the Nou Camp”.
But according to the Spanish outlet Diario Gol, Manchester United are now on his tail with Jose Mourinho “hoping to build a team around Neymar”.
The same goes for City boss Pep Guardiola, who sees Neymar as the man to replace Sergio Aguero in his frontline.
The South American is apparently giving the matter due consideration but the Express claims that “City have the upper hand over their arch-rivals”.