Could Neymar really sign with Manchester United?

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PSG were riding high when Neymar was still active, fit, and available to play entering 2023. Sadly, he suffered an ankle injury that sent him straight to the shelves for the remainder of the season and into the summer. Could we have seen his last game donning Paris Saint-Germain threads?

Neymar's season has been nothing short of impressive, having scored 18 goals and provided 16 assists in just 29 games in all competitions. That's a massively high standard even for such a veteran into his 30s as Neymar is these days.

Unfortunately, his recent injury has kept him out of the crucial games for PSG through the second half of the season, and the once-prominent player is slowly losing his edge in the team each passing week as his presence is surely not missed these days.

Despite his contract with the French squad lasting until 2025, PSG's ongoing Financial Fair Play issues have raised questions about Neymar's future in the club.

Consequently, rumors have started to surface, with the latest speculations linking the Brazil international and legendary South American superstar to one of the Premier League's biggest clubs. You guessed the one right.

Could Neymar be heading to England? Recent reports suggest that Manchester United has expressed a keen interest in signing the striker.

Interestingly, Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the president of Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), who previously made a buyout offer for the Glazers, might facilitate the transfer to Manchester United if he is able to take over the Mancunian club through the next few weeks and months as part of the sale of the club by the Glazer family.

In such a scenario, Qatar could play a pivotal role in making Neymar's move to England a reality, of course, facilitated by the board of PSG in order to please their fellow Qatari owners in Manchester then.

Given that both clubs share ownership, the door could be open for other player transfers between them, although this remains mere speculation.

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Ultimately, PSG is exploring ways to part ways with the Brazilian star, and time will tell where he will end up next, whether that's Manchester or London by way of signing with Chelsea.