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Could it be the City or United? Brazil’s Neymar who has been involved in transfer issues since his landmark movement from Barcelona to PSG appears bent on leaving the Paris club at the end of the season.

But his next destination is still uncertain despite speculations that he might return to Barcelona. Certainly, the Brazilian is not for the first time, is in a state of flux.

According to UK publication, Daily Express, the PSG star wished to join re-join Barcelona but, because of the coronavirus crisis, they don’t have the funds to secure his return.

Real Madrid are also out of the picture, with the Brazil international determined not to burn any bridges at the Nou Camp. So, according to Daily Express, Manchester United or Manchester City could be offered the 28-year-old. Last summer, Neymar struck an agreement with PSG.

They’d let him go for a big amount of money, not standing in his way, providing he gives them nothing but his utmost commitment and professionalism throughout the course of the campaign.


And while many have been quick to slam the Brazil international, Neymar has lived up to his end of the bargain.

With 18 goals and 10 assists from 22 matches, he’s been PSG’s chief attacking threat this season – even overshadowing teenager Kylian Mbappe.

Yet the world has changed since Neymar struck that agreement with the Ligue 1 giants and Barcelona, at the current time, can’t get him in the door.

The La Liga giants have been hit hard financially by the coronavirus crisis, with players taking a 70 per cent pay cut in order to balance the books.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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