What will Barcelona say?! Manchester City make their 1st move to sign Neymar for £55m

The Daily Mail’s Charles Sale delivered an attention grabbing transfer piece on the back page of his pseudo-tabloid on Tuesday.

According to Sale:

Manchester City, the club with the biggest spending power in the Barclays Premier League, have made the first move in the race to sign Brazilian star Neymar. City’s top two executives Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain are said to have held initial talks with Neymar’s family and his representatives in a box at Wembley on the night of England’s friendly against Brazil on February 6. 

Is this back page splash is all guff and no substance?

Whilst Manchester City are reasonably assumed to be on the outlook for new striking talent having been linked with the likes of Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani for some time, any move for Neymar seems like pie in the sky.

Neymar is going to Barcelona after the Confederations Cup this summer. Or at least this is what the Spanish media wants us to believe.

For months now rumours has been swishing around the Spanish press that Neymar has already signed a pre-contract with the Catalan giants. Guillem Balague wrote in AS back in December 26, 2012, that Barcelona have set aside 60 million euros to secure the deal for Neymar with an agreement already in place with Santos and the Brazil forward.

Unsurprisingly, Charles Sale fails to mention any of this in his Daily Mail piece. Wonder why…

Below is a fun video of Neymar’s five most amazing dribbles.