Manchester United fans are eagerly awaiting news about the potential takeover bid by Sheikh Jassim, and the latest whispers indicate that the Qatari group is already eyeing up an incredible move to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.
According to reports, if Jassim’s offer is successful, Neymar could become Manchester United’s marquee signing as the new owners look to stamp their mark on the club. With the Brazilian forward struggling with injuries at PSG, they suggest that the French giants may be open to offers.
However, any move for Neymar would require significant financial clout, as the player is reportedly on around €1bn-a-week (£950,000) in Paris. Jassim’s desire to also sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham suggests that he is setting the bar high when it comes to potential additions to the squad.
That said, Neymar’s footballing credentials speak for themselves, with the 31-year-old having scored 293 goals and provided 188 assists during his club career with Santos, Barcelona and PSG, while also netting 77 times for Brazil.
While some fans may have reservations about the potential signing, others are more focused on who will be taking over the club. The United Stand presenter, Mark Goldbridge, has expressed his preference for Jassim over Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who has also been linked with a takeover bid, but with the Glazers potentially still involved.
Overall, the potential for change at Manchester United is certainly exciting fans, with the possibility of a new owner and marquee signings signalling a positive step forward for the club.