Neymar to Man Utd : The behind story revealed

Snehanjan Banerjee / 26 August 2015

The summer transfer window of 2015 has been very dramatic and eventful so far. We have seen some major deals happening in the window, Bizzare and funny transfer gossips are a part of a transfer window with most unrealistic players getting linked with clubs. And, when it comes to players getting linked, no club can beat 20-time English champions Manchester United.

After the links of Thomas Muller, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, it was 23-year-old Brazilian superstar Neymar’s turn.

First, The Sun reported that Manchester United are apparently preparing an audacious bid for Barcelona superstar. The news created a huge craze among the European media as started stimulating the transfer rumours and it got even bigger when The Guardian reported that the Brazilian has apparently agreed to join Manchester United from FC Barcelona.

Spanish journalist Guillem Balague wrote an article about the situation with Neymar on Yahoo Eurosport and when it comes to transfers, Balague is one of the most reliable persons in the world.

The summary of the article is the news is just spread to get Neymar a new contract. His current contract at Camp Nou expires in three years along with Lionel Messi’s and it is just to make Barcelona worried about the player and giving him a higher wage to sign a contract extension.

Balague said, “This Neymar to United story (and in the future, to City, PSG, and Chelsea) will run and run not least because for those clubs with money, by which I mean REAL money, (Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea,Manchester City and Manchester United), if there was the slightest chance of signing either of the two players, but particularly Neymar bearing in mind he is only 23-years-old, then they would snap it up in a heartbeat.”

He even said, “Within the next few hours, if it hasn’t appeared already, expect to see splash headlines appearing in the Brazilian paper El Globo revealing exclusively that Neymar will fulfil a lifetime’s ambition by playing in the Premier League if he decides to join Manchester United who will offer a jaw-dropping 190 million euros for him.  That is a leak from the Neymar family, who looks after his interests.”

“What we are seeing now is the first episode of what is going to be a long and drawn out saga because what they have at the moment is that most valuable of commodities – time. Barcelona will want to put the matter to bed as soon as possible. Neymar’s people, on the other hand, will be looking to take it to the wire because the closer the player comes to the end of his deal, the more nervous the club will get about the potential threat of losing one of its major assets.”, he added.

“It’s all about cold hard cash of course, and those stories in the press are preparing the ground and attempting with whatever means they have at their disposal to squeeze out the absolute maximum in what will certainly be a stratospheric new deal for the player who wants the next contract to give him the status he thinks he deserves as one of the top three players in the world.”

“I’m fairly confident that at the end of the day Neymar will put pen to paper, but mark my words until he does we’re going to have some fun. Eat your heart out, Hollywood. Then the club are going to have to do it all again with Leo Messi.”

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