PSG offer Man United Neymar for Paul Pogba
The Independent’s chief football writer Miguel Delaney has dropped a doozy of a transfer story on Monday.
Delaney has claimed that PSG have approached Man United over what would arguably be the most expensive swap deal in football history.
Neymar was offered to Man United in exchange for Paul Pogba. The Independent reported:
Paris Saint-Germain approached Manchester United about the possibility of directly swapping Neymar for Paul Pogba.
The Independent has been told by well-placed sources that PSG had already attempted a solution to the impasse, by raising the possibility of a direct swap with United for Pogba, in discussions between the two clubs.
Neymar swap deal for Paul Pogba rejected by Manchester United for two key reasons
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Man United reject PSG’s offer for two reasons
Yet, Man United reportedly turned PSG down.
Was that a smart decision by Ed Woodward and the Man United board?
According to the Independent, Man United decided against the deal for two reasons:
The main one is that the cost of any deal would be too much, even for United. It is believed Neymar gets paid around £900,000-a-week.
The second issue is that Woodward still badly wants to keep Pogba. While many people around the football team could be persuaded to sell, the hierarchy are not so convinced.
Of course, one has to seriously doubt whether Neymar would even move to Man United right now.
United won’t be playing in the Champions League, which would seem to be a prerequisite for the deal happening.
At the same time, most believe that Neymar is angling for a move back to Barcelona.
Neymar has no interest in returning to Paris Saint-Germain and hopes to force a move back to Barcelona, according to Sport.
Would you be happy to have him back, Barca fans? 💙❤ pic.twitter.com/0Jys17cNez
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