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Newcastle United Weighing Up Move For 'Unwanted' Neymar

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Newcastle United Weighing Up Move For 'Unwanted' Neymar

Neymar could be the next, and biggest, part of Newcastle United's project, with the Brazilian forward reportedly wanted by the Premier League side.

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That decision reportedly came in the wake of the club's latest embarrassment in the Champions League, as they once again failed to win their top priority, having led Real Madrid by two goals with only half an hour of the tie left.

It's not just the owners who are fed up of the Brazil forward either, with fans booing the 30-year-old after he scored against Bordeaux last week, where they also booed Lionel Messi.

Anyone wanting to sign the former Barcelona man would likely have to pay a lot of money, as close to the £198 million the Parisiens paid in 2017, limiting the places he can go.

According to Spanish outlet Fichajes, Newcastle are interested in adding Neymar to their squad and are eyeing up a possible move in the summer.

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Things aren't going great for Neymar this season. Image: PA Images
Things aren't going great for Neymar this season. Image: PA Images

Following the takeover of the club last year, by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, Eddie Howe's team are one of the few who could afford Neymar.

It would also be a huge signal of intent in the first summer of the new owners and show they're already to kick on from the relegation battle they found themselves at the time of the takeover.

Howe's management, along with the £90 million they invested in January, has taken them into 14th spot in the league, and 10 points clear of the bottom three.

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Fichajes do also have two other locations for Neymar to end up next season, if he does actually leave PSG and Newcastle don't sign him.

The outlet claims that Manchester City is a possible destination for the forward, and their wealth does make them another one of the few sides who could afford him.

Haaland could move to City this summer but they could move for Neymar instead. Image: PA Images
Haaland could move to City this summer but they could move for Neymar instead. Image: PA Images

Pep Guardiola is reportedly still in the market for a forward, having missed out on Harry Kane last summer, and Erling Haaland is said to be his priority, but should he miss out then Neymar could be an option.

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The third place the Brazilian could end up is at the Spotify Nou Camp, with a return to Barcelona potentially on the cards for the man who previously starred for the Catalan giants.

How they'd actually afford his wages is anyone's guess, considering their wage cap for next season is set at negative €144 million.

They have also been linked with a move for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, following his poor form for Ralf Rangnick's side.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Barcelona, Transfers, La Liga, Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar, Newcastle United, Manchester City, Premier League

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