Barcelona superstar Neymar has been linked with Premier League giants Manchester United since last week. British media Sun, had reported on Saturday, 22nd August that Neymar might move out of the treble winning squad this summer and join the Red Devils who are desperate to sign aquality forward. The transfer market was stirred by such a news and media all over the world started speculating about a possible move of the Brazilian.
The rumours reached a bigger level after Neymar’s international agent Pini Zahavi was spotted at Old Traford on Saturday during a Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United. Though, Neymar’s personal agent Wagner Ribeiro later clarified that the news was not true and Neymar was happy at Camp Nou, the speculations never stopped.
Once again last night Emminent British newspaper Guardian, claimed that Neymar was ready to move out of the club and a transfer would happen, if not this summer then in the coming transfer window.
Barcelona defeated Athletic Bilbao in the season opener as Neymar remained out of action due to injury. Speaking to the media after the match manager Luis Enrique refused to speak about any transfer rumours.
When asked about possible transfer of one of his superstars, Luis Enriqued rebuffed the news and said: “I heard Neymar and another club and I am no longer interested in this question.
“I don’t talk about rumours and this kind of thing. I am just focused on analysing my team. In perfect English. You got it?”
Luis Enrique understandably sounded irritated at the question as he would never want his star to leave.
Neymar had joined in 2013 from Santos for undisclosed transfer fee. He has been one of the most influential players in the squad alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. He was a key member in Barcelona’s treble winning squad last season.
Only time will tell if Neymar actually switches club in this transfer window. But the news have definitely created a furore in the transfer market. It would continue untill the window closes on September 1.