Following Barcelona’s announcement over a move to Paris Saint Germain for Neymar, a couple have managers have sparked the same joke to be repeated.
It is safe to say that the Brazilian sensation will be on his way to France this summer and it is likely to be completed soon.
Barcelona announced on Wednesday that the player had told the club he would like to leave and they subsequently announced that a club would have to pay his release clause.
PSG look set to do exactly that after several weeks of reports, with the Qatar-owned club looking to trigger the €222m release clause.
That will lead to the player becoming the most expensive player in the history of football and doubling the current record set by Paul Pogba.
That transfer cost Manchester United around £89m with Neymar’s set to stand for an extremely long time.
The transfer is set to be announced at some point this week after reports that the release clause will be triggered on Wednesday evening.
With so much talk in the footballing world over Neymar’s move to Paris, it was only a matter of time before this joke came out.
Roberto Mancini was answering questions prior to his Europa League tie with his side Zenit before he came up with this response.
The Italian was clearly joking but there quickly became a pattern with Toulouse boss Pascal Dupraz making the same average joke.
— FC Zenit in English (@fczenit_en) August 2, 2017
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) August 2, 2017
It didn’t take long before social media were onto the comments and quickly devised a response.
You get the picture, there was an awful lot of these throughout social media on Wednesday.
Maybe Mancini and Dupraz should not have opened their mouths!
Safe to say, they won’t be lining up with Neymar in their starting side next season.
Yeah same here, offered him the spare room for free and me girlfriend when I'm away on business trips, but PSG just beat me to him
— Don Kopleone (@donkopleone) August 2, 2017
I also wanted to marry Shakira but unfortunately Pique beat me to her. https://t.co/znp4XUl3KY
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 2, 2017