According to the latest reports Manchester United could hold the key to Neymar’s long awaited transfer to Barcelona in the summer.
It is rare in football that a club of Barcelona’s stature would have to rely on aid from Manchester United in order to land their marquee summer signing. However this summer that might just be the case if rumours are to be believed.
When Neymar left the Nou Camp for pastures new in favour of a lucrative transfer to Paris Saint Germain in 2017, he shook the football world to the core. The Catalan fans were left reeling and he etched his name in eternal infamy.
Barca have never been the same without him. The Catalans have tried and failed to replace Neymar during every single transfer window since. From the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann many have tried and failed to erase the all too tangible remnants of Neymar at the Camp Nou.
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The Catalans’ continued failures have led them back to their former star man, and it seems Barcelona are desperate to land Neymar in the summer.
However, United could play a key role in the Catalans being able to complete their long coveted transfer.
According to the Daily Express and Ok Diaro, Barcelona will need to offload United target, Antoine Griezmann in order to free up funds to sign Neymar.
A previous report has linked the Red Devils as one of the clubs in the hunt for the French World Cup winning star who only moved to the Nou Camp in the summer.
However, Antoine Griezmann has failed to live up to the high expectations at Barcelona and it looks like he will be sacrificed in order to make way for Neymar.
At first glance a Barcelona reject might not be the most appealing transfer, especially for the £93 million which Ok Diaro has cited as Antoine Griezmann’s asking price. However, the fact of the matter is that Antoine Griezmann is a world class talent.
The Frenchman was perpetually linked with the Red Devils over the years whilst he was at Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.
He has that special quality about him which could make him a star at Old Trafford.
Even in a season where he has not been as impressive, Griezmann currently has 14 goals in all competitions for Barcelona.
Would you be happy with the signing of Antoine Griezmann?