It has been revealed that Barcelona superstar, Neymar was left stunned and feeling ‘giddy’ after Manchester United’s staggering and almost surreal offer to bring him to Old Trafford come next summer. United is said to be interested in the Brazilian forward who they tried to sign earlier this year. The interest from Man U per se did not come as a surprise as much as the figures involved.
The 23-year-old Barcelona man was blown away when he learnt the English club is willing to trigger his £165m release clause and a whooping sum of £130 in addition as his wages for five years. These, truly, are intimidating figures in the world of football. The entire financial package is mouthwatering and huge enough to lure one of the world’s finest footballers.
United is willing to spend the cash this summer according to reports with other big names (such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Thomas Muller) reportedly on the club’s wishlist. The club profited from the bumper new Premier League TV deal and are willing to use the money to prosecute their targets. Also, considering that United may bring in Pep Guardiola anytime soon, we are likely to witness another spending spree in Manchester. Manchester City are known big spenders over the last transfer windows, but it is not unlikely that they will square it out with rivals and neighbours (particularly over Neymar).
Executive vice chairman and director at the red side of Manchester, Ed Woodward is in charge of the deal. Can he plot the coup? Neymar’s head turned, whose wouldn’t?