Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has warned Manchester United fans that more stories will come out involving Neymar and a potential move to Old Trafford before the forward eventually signs a contract extension with Barcelona.
Balague, who works for Sky Sports and Spanish newspaper AS, is convinced Neymar will put pen-to-paper on a new contract with Barcelona despite reports claiming the Brazil international is tempted by a move to Manchester United.
The well-connected Spanish journalist tweeted on Monday afternoon: “Neymar will renew his contract with Barcelona. But before he signs it, more stories will come out to put pressure to FCB. It is an old game.”
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Indeed, Manchester United fans have experienced something similar on several occasions over the past few years.
This summer they were told Sergio Ramos wanted to leave Real Madrid in order to join the Red Devils, only for the Spanish defender to sign a contract extension with the ten-time European champions after Florentino Perez bowed to his demands over terms on a new deal.
Barcelona are very unlikely to sell Neymar
Both The Sun and the Guardian have reported over recent days that Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been in negotiations with Barcelona regarding a potential deal for Neymar.
The latter claimed on Sunday that United will try again to sign Neymar, who has three years left to run on his Barcelona contract, next summer if they are unable to land him before September 1.
But it seems inconceivable that Barcelona would listen to any offers for a world-class player who has the potential to succeed Lionel Messi as the best footballer on the planet.
Similarly, it’s hard to believe Neymar would want to swap Barcelona for Manchester United having enjoyed a excellent first two years at the Camp Nou.
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