The Daily Express and Daily Star, claim that Manchester United are ready to trigger Neymar’s 140 million pound release clause. This story is backed by French Paper Le 10 Sport and Goal.com among others.
The reports indicate, that the Red Devils who tried to lure 23 year old Neymar away from Barcelona last summer will try again this time out. And the reports of triggering the players release clause if true only proves that United are serious and want to do business.
The 23 year old Brazil international has two and a half years left on his current contract, but efforts of the both the club and the player to agree to a contract extension have proven difficult, Talks have stalled for some time now.
This report, means Louis Van Gaal will harness his efforts to sign the Brazilian forward who has just recently been shortlisted to the Ballon d’or final 3. Neymar who was a bit part performer during first season at camp nou has gradually grown into one of the most important players in the club (Barca).
Neymar was exceptional in Barca’s treble winning campaign scoring 41 goals in all competitions, and he has carried on the terrific form this season with 14 in 15 league games providing 7 assists. One exceptional quality of Neymar is his ability to adjust to systems as we can see his connection with Luiz Suarez and Lionel Messi.
Neymar has always been a target of Europe’s top sides even before moving to Catalonia, we will see what happens as the winter transfer unfolds.