Manchester United prepared to pay massive sum to lure Neymar from Barcelona

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Manchester United have no shortage of resources when it comes to luring the best players on the planet to Old Trafford.

They have stacks of cash, a top-class 75,000-seater stadium and a global fan base – not to mention the host of household names already on the books.

The Red Devils forked out a world-record £89 million to add Paul Pogba to their growing list of glamorous superstars, but given how that move has panned out so far, they likely will avoid paying a similar sum anytime soon.


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Pogba has somewhat shaken off an unconvincing start to his second spell as a United player and produced glimpses of the quality one would expect of a player with his price tag.

It is far too early to assess whether the money spent on the 23-year-old was worth it, but it at least questions the notion of splashing close to £100 million on a lone signing.

United, however, are a unique club and will do whatever it takes to ensure the most recognisable footballers in the world are wearing their famous red shirt.

With that it mind, it has emerged the Old Trafford outfit are keeping tabs on Neymar as the Barcelona forward continues to consider moving away from the Nou Camp.

The Daily Record reports that United are open to flexing their financial muscles once more in a bid to lure the Brazilian to the red half of Manchester.

Mourinho is believed to be on the hunt for a world-class striker as he has recognised that his forward line will need to be upgraded in the near future.

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss currently has Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic at his disposal, but the latter two are evidently on the decline.

Neymar – thought to be the perfect candidate to light up the United attack once Rooney and Ibrahimovic are gone – could be attracted to the prospect of being the dominant individual at the club.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are unquestionably the two brightest stars at Barcelona, with Neymar being a narrow third to his South American colleagues.

The 24-year-old is the type of player who thrives under the spotlight and would likely perform to a very high standard as the United talisman.

However, even if Neymar is keen on crossing over to the Premier League with the Red Devils, his expected £180 million transfer would surely present a massive stumbling block.

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