Neymar Jr Transfer To Manchester United Impossible Due To FFP And High Wages, But Qatari Takeover Could See Marquee Signing

Photo: Instagram/Neymar Jr

Despite rumors suggesting that Manchester United might make a shock move for Neymar Jr during the upcoming transfer window, the deal would be impossible due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) concerns related to the player's high wages.

The Brazilian star is said to have been eyed as a marquee signing for United's potential buyer Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, who is looking for total control of the club should his £5bn bid be successful.

However, Neymar's wages of upwards of £606,000 per week make him out of reach for Manchester United, even if they were to sell several players to shake up their wage bill.

Photo: Instagram/Neymar Jr continues to raise the bar and solidify his legacy as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Furthermore, Neymar is said to be uncertain about playing in the Premier League, which further complicates the issue.

If Sheikh Jassim's bid is successful, the club is likely to invest in a statement signing to announce the new leadership, with Harry Kane and Napoli's Victor Osimhen also being discussed as potential targets.

Tottenham's Kane has been frequently linked to United, and during their recent clash with Tottenham, United fans chanted Kane's name and sung "see you in June" to the Spurs record goalscorer.

Meanwhile, United manager Erik ten Hag is said to be looking to make adjustments to his backline during the summer transfer window.

The club is reportedly greenlighting the departure of up to four defenders, with targets such as Benfica's Antonio Silva and Kim Min-jae of Napoli featuring on the Dutch manager's wish list.

The deadline for closing bids from prospective buyers for United is on Friday, and Sheikh Jassim's offer, coming through his Nine Two Foundation, is for total control.

His closest competitor, British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is said to be tabling a number of options, including one that would see Ratcliffe take a controlling stake of more than 50 percent, with Joel and Avram Glazer retaining a combined 20 percent.

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Source: Daily Mail

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