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Man Utd 'could sign PSG star Neymar' if Sheikh Jassim completes takeover

Man Utd 'could sign PSG star Neymar' if Sheikh Jassim completes takeover

Neymar could join United

Manchester United could sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain should Sheikh Jassim complete his takeover of the Old Trafford club, a fresh report has claimed.

In November the Glazers put the football and financial world on alert by announcing they were exploring strategic alternatives for the club, that could result in an outright sale.

There have since been two rounds of bidding, with a third set of offers expected to land before the end of the month.

Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim and British petrochemicals billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe are the only parties publicly interested in a full takeover, while several investment funds have expressed an interest in taking a minority stake in the club.

And should Sheikh Jassim win the race to buy United, it could help the club secure the signing of Brazilian winger Neymar, if reports are to be believed.

Man Utd in for Neymar?

According to French publication Footmercato, United are keeping tabs on Neymar.

Despite having endured yet another season hampered by injury, the Brazilian superstar has netted 18 times in 29 appearances.

There has been continued speculation regarding the 31-year-old’s future, with Chelsea having been continually linked.

However, the Old Trafford hierarchy reportedly made enquiries about the attacker at the start of the season.

While they decided against a concrete approach at the time, should Sheikh Jassim be successful in his bid to take over at United this summer, Neymar could allegedly be seen as a marquee signing to signal their intentions.

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Neymar’s £600,000-a-week contract (GiveMeSport) runs out in 2025 however there is the option to extend it to 2027.

Yet, PSG reportedly want to part ways with the player sooner rather than later despite the Brazil record scorer wanting to remain in Paris.

Sheikh Jassim is a front-runner in the race to take over at Old Trafford as the Glazers hold out for a world-record £6billion fee.

The Qatari’s bid is reportedly worth £5billion but he is promising to wipe the club's debt and fund significant upgrades to both Old Trafford and Carrington.

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Neymar, Premier League, Qatar, Transfers, Paris Saint-Germain