Neymar, Feb 2017

Jose Mourinho is ‘calling Neymar regularly’ pitching Man United move

Mourinho calls Barcelona

Manchester United fans will be interested in hearing about a transfer report by Spanish outlet Sport. It claims that Jose Mourinho has been calling Neymar regularly to pitch a move to the Premier League. The calls started a few weeks ago and apparently, it’s a textbook Mourinho tactic. He builds up a rapport with players to win their trust.

Neymar’s court case

Mourinho believes that there’s an opportunity to sign Neymar at the end of the season.

The Brazilian forward is having a bad season with Barcelona by his own high standards. Having scored a combined 70 goals over the previous two seasons, he’s only been able to follow it up with ten goals this season.

The reasons for his struggle in front of goal are unclear but the trial he faces for corruption charges is probably weighing heavily on his mind. It carries a potential jail sentence.

United will be in the market for a forward in the coming transfer window and Neymar would be an incredible signing. They’re being linked with fellow La Liga star Antoine Griezmann, the main striker for Atletico Madrid.