PSG is reportedly willing to pay a portion of Neymar’s wages if they loan the star to Manchester United, according to the French newspaper L’Équipe.
Neymar is currently sidelined due to a right ankle injury since February 2023. He underwent surgery in March and is expected to be out for the remainder of the season. However, according to L’Équipe, Manchester United is in negotiations to loan the Brazilian star, potentially with an option to buy. PSG is even willing to contribute a portion of Neymar’s salary if he moves to Manchester United.
Although the summer 2023 transfer market is set to open in early July, Manchester United’s leadership has already been planning to bring in quality reinforcements for their squad. There are many Man Utd transfer targets this summer.
One crucial task for the Manchester-based club is to upgrade their attacking options, especially considering the potential departures of players like Wout Weghorst, Anthony Martial, Anthony Elanga, and possibly Jadon Sancho by the end of the 2022/23 season.
According to the latest reports from L’Equipe (France), a key player from Manchester United has transformed into a “super agent” to help the Red Devils acquire a world-class superstar. Specifically, Casemiro is making efforts to convince Neymar to join the theater of dreams.
Manchester United is likely not to sign a long-term contract with forward Wout Weghorst, while Anthony Martial has been struggling with injuries. The “Red Devils” will need to recruit attacking players in the summer of 2023, and Neymar is being considered as an option.
There is no doubt about Neymar’s quality, as he has scored 18 goals and provided 13 assists in 29 games for PSG this season. He is also one of PSG most valuable signings with Neymar transfer fee with €220m. However, the issue with the 31-year-old player is his sensitivity to injuries, as he has played fewer matches than his teammate Kylian Mbappe. Since leaving Barcelona, Neymar has missed over 20 games in almost every season due to various injuries, mainly affecting his ankle and hip.
If he doesn’t move to Manchester United, the next likely destination for Neymar is also the Premier League, as no other league can match his salary. According to Marca, Neymar is currently earning $78 million per year, before taxes, in a contract that runs until the summer of 2027. He is also the player with the highest combined transfer fees in the world.
However, as revealed, Manchester United is reportedly interested in a loan deal for Neymar for one season, with a possible buyout clause. The Red Devils are willing to assist PSG in covering Neymar’s wages, despite the exorbitant amount involved.
Currently, Neymar – PSG most expensive signing is earning over £900,000 per week at PSG. And undoubtedly, the French capital club needs a financially capable club to share the burden of the superstar’s salary. Manchester United fits that description.
With Paris Saint-Germain seemingly losing their charm and the enthusiastic involvement of Casemiro in the negotiations, the possibility of a blockbuster deal that brings Neymar to Old Trafford in the summer of 2023 is a realistic scenario.
In addition to Neymar, PSG is also likely to part ways with Lionel Messi at the end of the 2022-2023 season as both parties’ contracts are expiring, and they have not reached common ground for renewal. Offloading these two stars would provide PSG with additional funds to recruit other talented players to pursue their goal of winning the Champions League.
Neymar rose to prominence at Santos, scoring 136 goals in 225 appearances for the club before joining Barcelona in the summer of 2013. During his four seasons at Camp Nou, he scored 105 goals in 186 matches and won eight trophies, including the 2015 Champions League. He is currently in his sixth season at PSG, having already secured 12 titles, and is on the verge of adding another as they are almost certain to win Ligue 1 this year.