Amidst reports that Manchester United were interested in signing Barcelona winger Neymar, the 23 year old is reportedly said to be open to a move to the Premier League club. Manchester United has been linked to a number of big names after failing to sign ex-Barcelona player Pedro.
There is an enormous amount of pressure on Louis Van Gaal and Ed Woodward to land a marquee signing, which is why United have been linked to other big players like Gareth Bale and Thomas Muller. However due to the great difficulty to be faced in signing Neymar and the limited amount of time, United are not expected to put efforts into signing Neymar in this transfer window but to prepare plans for the future to sign the 23 year old.
The size as well as history of United and the chance to play in the Premier League is said to be Neymar’s main attraction to play for the Red Devils. Nevertheless, no matter what period United step up their efforts to sign Neymar, due to his importance at Barcelona, the Catalans will surely not part with the 23 year old for anything less than 100 million Euros.
The Brazilian has grown so much at Barcelona since his arrival and has gone on to form the deadliest trio partnership in the world alongside Messi and Suarez. The trio scored a total of 122 goals between themselves which was essential to Barcelona’s treble triumph last season. Manchester United are in desperate need of a quality striker as Wayne Rooney’s goal drought continues. The English International’s recent performances thus far might give people reason to believe that he is past his prime and Barcelona’s Neymar could be a very good replacement.