Premier League most successful club Manchester United tried to sign Barcelona’s Neymar with world record amount of €190m. It is confirmed by his father that Man United agreed to pay this amount during the last summer transfer window. However, he also stated whether his son is leaving the club or not. He was the most active player in transfer radar of Manchester United in last window. Continue reading to find out what Neymar’s father actually said about his transfer to Man United.
Manchester United Offered €190m For Barcelona’s Neymar
Neymar Santos Sr. [father of Neymar] told to Copa “Manchester United is the side that offered €190m for Neymar. He has still two years left on his contract but you all [the media] can be calm as my son is so happy here.”
After his statement, it is now clear that Neymar is not going anywhere no matter what would be the transfer amount. He is loving to play for Barcelona.
Since then, Brazilian forward has scored total of 21 goals in 27 games in all competition for the Blaugrana this season. He is also one of the leading goal scorers of La Liga 2015–16. Neymar failed to win trophy in his debut season with Barcelona, but he won 5 trophies in second season.
Premier League club manager Louis Van Gaal made no secret of his search for a creative star in the summer and the Old Trafford club have no qualms with splashing out for top players. He spent £205m in the space of 18 months but a world record move for Neymar would have increased that figure to an incredible €350.
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale still holds the record of most expensive transfer as the club signed Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur with a record amount of £85.1m.