Sheikh Jassim, who is bidding to purchase Manchester United, has expressed an interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain superstar and reported Newcastle target Neymar if he successfully acquires the club from the Glazers. The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a move away from PSG this summer, with some of the club’s ultras even visiting his house to demand that he leaves before the start of the next season.
Newcastle and Manchester United have both been linked with a move to sign the 31-year-old, and journalist Dean Jones has shared the latest on the situation. Neymar is still one of the biggest stars in World football and has been among the best players on the planet for years now, as the most expensive footballer of all time. His move from Barcelona cost PSG a whopping £200 million in 2017.
According to Jones, Sheikh Jassim wants Neymar at Old Trafford, but it is not plausible until the takeover goes through. Manchester United is trying to implement pay cuts and set a wage limit, and Neymar‘s current income from PSG would make any deal extremely unlikely. There are also worries about his injury issues and missing games, which is a major concern for Manchester United who is looking to implement a rigorous physical program. Additionally, Neymar plays on the left, which is Marcus Rashford‘s ideal spot.
If the Manchester United takeover does happen and Sheikh Jassim becomes the new owner of the club, Neymar to Manchester United is a possibility. However, the signing of Neymar by Newcastle is not a wise move, according to TBR View. Neymar is 31 years old and on astronomical wages, and he has had many injury issues, missing 139 days of football already this season. Moreover, the Brazilian striker would prefer to stay in a big club, which could give him more international exposure.
In conclusion, Neymar to Manchester United is only a possibility if the Sheikh Jassim deal goes through. While Neymar is still one of the best players in the World, his price tag and injury woes may not make him a good signing for Newcastle, who should be focusing on younger and more reliable targets.